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Utah Vital Records

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Vital records, as their name suggests, are connected with central life events: birth, marriage, and death. Maintained by civil authorities, they are prime sources of genealogical information; but, unfortunately, official vital records are available only for relatively recent periods. These records, despite their recent creation in the United States, are critically important in genealogical research, often supplying details on family members well back into the nineteenth century. The Source: A Guidebook of American Genealogy, by Loretto Szucs and Sandra Luebking.

Utah Vital Records

Birth Records

Birth Records Available: The State Office began filing birth certificates in 1905 for persons born in Utah.

Restrictions: Applicant must maintain that they are one of the following:

  • Self
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Sibling
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Other: Must provide reason for requesting the certificate.

Cost:
Search fee (includes one certified copy) – $15.00
Each additional copy of the same record – $8.00

Information Required: Please provide as much of the following information as possible for us to locate the birth certificate:

View and print an application for a certified copy of a birth certificate

If event occurred from 1890 to 1904 in Salt Lake City or Ogden, write to City Board of Health. For records elsewhere in the State from 1898 to 1904, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred.

Send To: Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records. Send the above application and the appropriate fee to:

Office of Vital Records and Statistics
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012

In Utah? You may apply in person at:

288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Requests taken after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the following day.

You may also call their office directly at  (801) 538-6105  to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Your order will be processed through VitalChek and additional fees will apply.

Questions: To verify current fees, the telephone number is  (801) 538-6105 . This is a recorded message.

 

Death Records

Death Records Available: Death certificates that occurred in Utah since 1905 are on file in this office.

Restrictions: Applicant must maintain that they are one of the following:

  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Sibling
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Other: Must provide reason for requesting the certificate.

Cost:
Search fee (includes one certified copy) – $13.00
Each additional copy of the same record – $8.00

Information Required: Please provide as much of the following information as possible for us to locate the death certificate:

View and print an application for a certified copy of a death certificate

Send To: Send the above information and the appropriate fee to:

Office Of Vital Records And Statistics
Utah Department Of Health
Po Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012

In Utah? You may apply in person at:

288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Requests taken after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the following day.

You may also call their office directly at  (801) 538-6105  to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Your order will be processed through VitalChek and additional fees will apply.

Questions: To verify current fees, the telephone number is  (801) 538-6105 . This is a recorded message.

 

Marriage records

Marriage Records Available: Utah State Vital Records can only verify marriages or divorces which took place in Utah between 1978 and present.

Restrictions: Applicant must maintain that they are one of the following:

  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Sibling
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Other: Must provide reason for requesting the certificate.

Cost:
Search fee (includes one certified copy) – $9.00
Each additional copy of the same record – $8.00

 

Records provided are certification summaries. They are not copies of the original records.

Information Required: Please provide as much of the following information as possible for us to locate the marriage certificate:

View and print an application for a marriage or divorce certification

Send To: Send the above information and the appropriate fee to:

Office Of Vital Records And Statistics
Utah Department Of Health
Po Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012

In Utah? You may apply in person at:

288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Requests taken after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the following day.

You may also call their office directly at  (801) 538-6105  to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Your order will be processed through VitalChek and additional fees will apply.

Questions: To verify current fees, the telephone number is  (801) 538-6105 . This is a recorded message.

 

Divorce Records

Records Available: The Alabama Center for Health Statistics began filing divorce certificates in 1950 for divorces that occurred in Alabama. (Information for divorces prior to 1950 must be obtained from the circuit court in the county where the divorce was granted.)

Restrictions: Applicant must maintain that they are one of the following:

  • Husband
  • Wife
  • Mother
  • Father
  • Sibling
  • Child
  • Grandparent
  • Grandchild
  • Other: Must provide reason for requesting the certificate.

Cost:
Search fee (includes one certified copy) – $9.00
Each additional copy of the same record – $8.00

 

Records provided are certification summaries. They are not copies of the original records.

Divorce certificate:

View and print an application for a marriage or divorce certification

Send To: Send the above information and the appropriate fee to:

Office Of Vital Records And Statistics
Utah Department Of Health
Po Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012

In Utah? You may apply in person at:

288 North 1460 West
Salt Lake City, Utah
Office hours: Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Requests taken after 4:30 p.m. will be processed the following day.

You may also call their office directly at  (801) 538-6105  to place an order over the phone using a credit card. Your order will be processed through VitalChek and additional fees will apply.

Questions: To verify current fees, the telephone number is  (801) 538-6105 . This is a recorded message.

 

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