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OKLAHOMA BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES

Oklahoma Vital Records maintains the records for births and deaths that occurred in the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma began filing birth records in October of 1908. It was not mandatory, however, that these records be filed until 1917. Because birth records were not required for identification as they are today, not all records prior to 1940 were placed on file consistently.

Oklahoma began filing death records in October of 1908. It was not mandatory, however, that these records be filed until 1917. Because death records were not required for identification as they are today, not all records prior to 1940 were placed on file consistently.

For more information on a birth or death that occurred in another state, view Where to Write for Vital Records. 

 

ONLINE and PHONE ORDERS

(Complete orders issued within 1-2 business days)

The Oklahoma State Department of Health does not accept online or phone orders directly; however, for your convenience, you can process on-line requests through our partners. An additional fee is charged for using these services and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

 INTERNET or PHONE 877-817-7364: Birth and Death Certificates issued to eligible birth and death applicants. Cost is $20.00 for the first copy and $15 for each individual copy for Oklahoma residents. Online rates will vary for non-state residents. Orders may be expedited for an additional fee.

 Mobile App (MyOklahoma) or INTERNET. Orders for birth certificates are limited to a named parent or the subject of the record. Cost is $20.38 per copy ordered. 

AMENDMENTS ONLY. Cost is $13.95 processing fee, plus $40 for a birth record amendment and issuance of one certified copy. Orders may be expedited for an additional fee.

 

WILL CALL (OKC Only)

Online orders placed through VitalChek or phone orders (877-817-7364) can be picked up the next business day at the OKC office (Must indicate “Will Call” as the delivery method.) The person placing the order must pick up the order and show a photo ID. Pick up hours are M-F 2:30-4:45.The cost for Oklahoma residents is $20.00 for the first copy and $15 for each additional copy. Online rates will vary for non-state residents.

 

LOBBY SERVICES (by Appointment only)

To make an appointment to purchase a Birth or Death Certificate in the Oklahoma City or Tulsa office, click here.

Please note: If you need to submit documentation or discuss a change to a record, the amended/replaced record will not be issued the day of your appointment.

 

 MAIL (Complete orders issued within 4 weeks)

Required: 1) Application birth death, 2) Photo ID, and 3) Fees birth death checks or money orders should be payable to OSDH.

4) Birth and death records are confidential. If you are not a named parent or the subject of the record, you will need to include additional documentation before a record can be released. birth death

   

Address:  Vital Records Service

                Oklahoma State Department of Health

                PO Box 53551

                Oklahoma City, OK 73152

 

Failure to include all required items or submitting incomplete applications will cause delays in completing your request!

 

MARRIAGE AND DIVORCE RECORDS

Please contact the Court Clerk  in the county of the event.

 

QUESTIONS?

For the quickest answer, please select the link on the left that best relates to your question. If you do not find what you need, please contact us. 

            Phone:  (405) 271.4040     E-mail: AskVR@health.ok.gov

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