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December 07, 2016

Birth, Death, Stillbirth/Miscarriage, Marriage, Divorce Certificates

The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics maintains birth and death records filed from July 1911 to the present, and marriage and divorce records filed from May 1947 to the present. Some counties may have older birth, death, marriage, or divorce records in their files, but county files contain only records of vital events that occurred in that county.

Information regarding obtaining records for events occurring in other states may be found at the National Center for Health Statistics

Birth certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 100 years. Death, stillbirth/miscarriage, marriage, and divorce certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 50 years.

How to Order a Certificate

Order by mail

 

You will need the following information: 

Send it all to:

Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

Although we make every effort to complete certificate orders in the time frames mentioned below, actual processing times may vary due to current workload, missing or incomplete application information or unresolved legal issues affecting certificates.

Standard Application - Application process will take two to three weeks after application is received and verified in our office.

Rush Application - Application process will take a few working days after application is received and verified in our office. Please add an additional $10.00 per event requested, indicate RUSH on your application and write RUSH on the outside of your envelope.

Any request requiring an amendment or legal action may take several weeks after the request is received and payment is accepted, depending on the volume of requests. The fee to expedite a legal action is $25.00 per event.   

Order Online

 

Online orders are processed through the VitalChek website. VitalChek Network, Inc. is an independent company that we have partnered with to provide credit card and online orders.

Additional Fees are charged by VitalChek for using this service. All major credit cards are accepted. You may be asked to fax some identification information to VitalChek to complete your request.

Online orders submitted to VitalChek are typically processed within 5 to 7 working days after the request is received and verified by the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics. 

Online orders submitted to VitalChek that notate and pay for Express Service are given priority and are typically processed within a few business days after the request is received and verified by the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics.

Although we make every effort to complete certificate orders in the time frames mentioned above, actual processing times may vary due to current workload, missing or incomplete application information or unresolved legal issues affecting certificates. 

Delivery times after the online order is completed vary depending on the chosen delivery method.

Contact Us

Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
450 West State Street
Boise, ID  83702
(208) 334-5988
IVR@DHW.IDAHO.GOV

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