Vital Records

In order to prove your identity, name, date of birth or social security number, a vital record will requested. It is important to have your records on hand in case of an emergency. Fortunately, there is a process to request a new vital record if you lost one. The most commonly requested vital record is your birth certificate.

When for a new one, you will need to fulfill some requirements before the Department of Vital Statistics gives you a particular record:

  • Download an application for a copy of a birth certificate
  • Complete the application in full
  • Bring your photo identification
  • Bring correct fees

Can You Apply Online for a Copy of a Birth Certificate?

Yes. Simply visit the Oregon Health Authority website

How can I request a vital record by mail?

  • Download an application for a copy of a birth certificate
  • Complete the application in full
  • Supply photo identification
  • Include fee

Once you've completed these steps, mail your documents to:

Oregon Health Authority
800 N.E. Oregon Street

Portland, OR 97232