Vital Records

You may obtain certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates from the Division of Vital Records in Richmond, Virginia.

Certificate Options

There are four ways in which to obtain a certified Vital Record (birth, death, marriage, and divorce) from the Division of Vital Records:

  • Mail
  • Walk-in
  • Express Delivery through the VitalChek Network
  • Virginia Department of Motor Vehicles (DMV)*

*Certified copies of Virginia birth, marriage, divorce and death records are available for purchase at all full service DMV locations which include DMV customer service centers and DMV 2 Go mobile offices.

For additional information, visit the Virginia Division of Vital Records and Health Statistics website and download the Application for Certification of a Vital Record.