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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 $5.00 for rush applications, 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.   

 

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.

   

Order by fax

  Faxed requests are handled by VitalChek
Please write a letter containing the following information:
  • Type of certificate (birth, death, marriage, divorce)
  • Full name on the certificate 
  • Date of event
  • City of event
  • If ordering a birth certificate include the father's full name and mother's full maiden name
  • Your relation to the person whose certificate you are ordering; only immediate family, legal guardian or legal representative may order certificates - proof of relation may be required
  • Purpose for the certificate
  • Your return address (must be a street address for express delivery)
  • A photocopy of your acceptable identification Your credit card number and expiration date for the VitalChek certificate fee
  • Delivery method - must be regular mail or express service
  • Daytime phone number where you can be reached during business hours
Fax it all to:
1-866-559-9629
   
  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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