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Birth, Death, Stillbirth, 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, 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

Standard Application - Application process will take five to seven working days 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 that notate and pay for Express Service will be processed within a few working days after the request is received and verified in our office.

Online orders sent through U.S. Postal Services will be sent in five to seven working days after the request is received and verified in our office.

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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