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Requests for certified copies can be mailed directly to the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records. The request must contain:
Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
!!!! Requests for certified copies of vital events have increased substantially due to the upcoming Real ID requirement for persons to obtain a Star Card driver’s license by October 2021 if they wish to fly commercially or enter a federal facility. Additionally, we anticipate that the COVID-19 virus will affect staffing levels and interrupt service at times. Thank you for your patience during this time.
It is currently taking approximately 4-6 weeks to process a standard order that is completed properly after it is received in our office. Mail-in orders that notate and pay for express service are typically processed in 1-2 weeks.
Although we make every effort to complete certificate orders in the time frames mentioned above, actual processing times may vary due to current workload, staffing levels, missing or incomplete application information or unresolved legal issues affecting certificates.
Incomplete orders or those with unresolved issues will take longer to process. We cannot deposit unsigned checks or money orders. If your payment is not signed or if your request is incomplete, the entire order will be returned to you.
Checks and money orders are deposited the day after they are received in our office. If you have not received your certified copy(s) in the time frames mentioned above, please verify the date your payment was cashed by Idaho Vital Records before calling for a status update at 208-334-5980.
Your certificate order will be mailed to you through the United States Postal Service (USPS). USPS will not deliver mail from our office to the address you provide unless you are registered with them as a resident. If you prefer delivery from another carrier, please provide a postage paid self-addressed shipping envelope from the carrier of your choice.
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.
All Vital Records fees may be paid with one check or money order. Please check your totals carefully. Overpayments of less than $10.00 are not refunded unless requested in writing.