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In order to get the most accurate Natal Chart possible, you need not only your birth date, but also the exact time and location of your birth.

U.S. residents can find this information on their original birth certificates.

If you don't have a copy of your birth certificate, you'll need to get in touch with the appropriate agency in your state. Consult the list below, which contains the contact information for each state, for assistance.

State Sources & Fees for Birth Certificates
To request a birth certificate you should write directly or call the custodian to obtain a copy of the record. You should provide as much information as you possibly can. This includes:

The full name of the person born
The date of the birth
The place of the birth
The sex of the child
Parentsí full names, including motherís maiden name
Include payment as indicated

Born Abroad
U.S. Citizens Born Abroad (with U.S. Citizenship at birth)
Birth Records Only
Correspondence Br.
Passport Services
Department of State
Room 386
1425 K Street, NW
Washington, D.C. 20522-1705

REMARKS: A record is available only if the birth was registered with the American Consular Office at birth. Show the location of this consular office in the request. An endorsed copy of the Consular Report or a birth certificate is furnished; either document is sufficient.

Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Alabama
Department of Public Health
Center for Health Statistics
P.O. Box 5265
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625

The fee is $12.00 each and $4.00 for each additional copy. Make check payable to Alabama State Board of Health. Send requests for expedited search by overnight express mail service and add $10.00 to fee.

Alaska
Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Dept. of Health & Social
Services P.O. Box 110675
Juneau, AK 99811-0675

REMARKS: Births of Alaskan natives were apparently not recorded until 1930 or later, except in the towns and cities listed below, where some records are available beginning with the date shown. The BVS will accept bank cards for all record requests made by telephone to 907-465-3392. There is a $10.00 charge for this service. No other telephone requests will be honored.

1916 Anchorage
1920 Cordova
1913 Fairbanks
1913 Haines
1950 Homer
1913 Juneau
1913 Kenai
1913 Ketchikan
1913 Kodiak
1913 Nome
1937 Palmer
1913 Petersburg
1913 Seward
1913 Sitka
1913 Skagway
1913 Soldotna
1913 Valdez
1913 Wrangell

American Samoa
Registrar of Vital Statistics
Pago Pago, American Samoa 96799
Phone: 684-633-1222

REMARKS: Birth records from 1930 on are on computer. Prior to 1930 some records may not be recorded due to the manner in which birth information was recorded.
Cost of Copy:
$2.00

Arizona
Vital Records
Dept. of Health Services
P.O. Box 3887
Phoenix. AZ 85030

REMARKS: You will need a picture identification with signature (or a photocopy of same) to acquire a birth record. If the picture ID has no signature, then a notarized signature must be presented also. State your relationship to the requestor (e.g., self, spouse, parent) as well as the need for the birth record. If a personal check is used for payment, no birth record will be released until the check clears.

Thirty days after the request has been received, you may call 602-255-3260 if the check has cleared to receive the birth certificate sooner. Be prepared to provide the four digit verification number and date stamp on the back of the cancelled check.
Cost of Copy:
(Long) $9.00, (Short, 1950 to present only) $6.00

Arkansas
Arkansas Dept. of Health
Division of Vital Records
4815 West Markham Street, Slot 44
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867

REMARKS: Request birth records directly from DVR. DVR will accept VISA and Mastercard requests for records made by telephone to 501-661-2726.
Cost of Copy:
$5.00

California
Dept. of Health Services
Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 730241
Sacramento, CA 94244-0241

REMARKS: The DHS will accept bank cards for birth record requests made by telephone to 916-445-2684. There is a $5.00 fee for this service

Fax requests paid for by bank cards can be made to 1-800-858-5553. The fax should include the name, date of event, place of event, father's name, mother's maiden name, customer's name, daytime phone, return address, credit card number and expiration date. There is a $15.50 fee. BVS will express mail the response to requests received by phone or fax.

Colorado
Records and Statistics Section
Dept. of Health, Vital Records
4300 Cheery Creek Dr. S.
No. A-1
Denver, CO 80222-1530

REMARKS: Colorado has birth records for the entire State since 1910. Legislation passed in 1943 provides for the filing of delayed Birth Certificates for persons who were born prior to the legislation date, or whose births were not recorded at the time of birth. Mail requests take at least 3 weeks to process.

Telephone requests for birth records, using a bank card, can be made by calling 303-692-2224. The charge is $16.50 and the record will be mailed within 5 work days.

Requests for status of a record search can be made by calling 303-756-4464.

Fax requests for birth records using a bank card can be made by calling 1-800-423-1108. The charge is $16.50 and the record will be mailed within 5 work days. Make all requests directly to the Bureau of Vital Statistics.

Connecticut
Dept. of Health Services
ATTN: Vital Records
150 Washington St.
Hartford, CT 06106

REMARKS: Birth records are indexed for 1948 to present. Records for 1896-1947 are available but not indexed.
Cost of Copy:
$15.00

Delaware
Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Board of Health
P.O. Box 637
Dover, DE 19903-0637

REMARKS: The BVS will accept bank cards for all record requests made by telephone at 302-739-4721.

Cost of Copy:
$5.00

District of Columbia
Vital Records Branch
9th Floor
613 G. Street, N.W.
Washington, DC. 20001

REMARKS: Include the following information:
what record is needed
child's full name
child's sex and date of birth
certificate number (if known)
mother's full maiden and married names
father's full name
child's place of birth (include the name of hospital)
money order number

Cost of Copy:
$12.00 (short form), $18.00 (long form)

Florida
Office of Vital Statistics
Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231

Cost of Copy:
$9.00 (additional copies are $4.00)

Georgia
Vital Records Service
State Department of Public Health
Rm 217 H
47 Trinity Avenue, S.W.
Atlanta, GA 30334

Cost of Copy:
A certified copy of a birth record is $10.00. Each additional copy released at the same time is $5.00 (all wallet size copies will be $10.00 no matter when ordered).

Guam
Office of Vital Statistics
Dept. of Public Health and Welfare
Government of Guam
Box 2816
Agana, GU 96910

Cost of Copy:
$5.00

Hawaii
Vital Records Section
State Dept. of Health
Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801

Cost of Copy:$2.00

Idaho
Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Dept. of Health
450 W. State Street
Boise, ID 83702

REMARKS: Idaho requires a release signed by the applicant or his/her representative for a certified copy.

Cost of Copy:
$8.00 for certified copy, $6.00 for verification

Illinois
State of Illinois
Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson
Springfield, IL 62702-5097

REMARKS: Requests for birth records can be made via telephone to 217-782-6553 using a bank card.

Cost of Copy:
Birth records $10.00 for computer-generated record, $15.00 for file copy (includes parents names and other identifying information). Each additional copy ordered with the original request is $2.00.

Indiana
State Board of Health
1330 West Michigan St.
Room 111
Indianapolis, IN 46206-1964

Cost of Copy:
$6.00

Iowa
Iowa Dept. of Public Health
Vital Records Bureau
Lucas State Office Bldg.
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075

REMARKS: Birth certificates may be requested by phone at 515-281-4944, using Visa, Discover, or MasterCard. There is a $5.00 surcharge for the service (in addition to the $10.00 fee for the certificate). The record is normally mailed in three work days. If fedex service is requested, add $11.00 (for a total of $26.00).

Kansas
Office of Vital Statistics
900 Southwest Jackson
Topeka, KS 66612-1290

REMARKS: Birth records are available from July 1911 on. Applicant-signed request must accompany payment. Expect a response in 7-10 days; one-day service on charge card requests and for certified mail requests when stamp plus $1.00 enclosed.
Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Kentucky
Office of Vital Statistics
State Dept. of Health
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40602

Cost of Copy:
$7.00

Louisiana
Louisiana Division of Vital Records
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160

REMARKS: Signed consent forms are needed for release of birth certificates. Requests can be faxed to 504-568-5391 if using a charge card.
Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Maine
Office of Data, Research and Vital Statistics
32 Winthrop St. State House, Station 11
Augusta, ME 04333-0011

REMARKS: Requests for records, using a bank card, can be made via telephone to 207-289-3184. Additional certified copies of the same record requested at the same time are $4.00. A certified copy of a delayed birth certificate (BC), new BC as a result of an adoption or legitimization of registrant or amended BC for processing court ordered legal name changes are $20.00 each. Make all personal checks or money orders payable to "Treasurer of State."

Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Maryland
Department of Vital Records
Metro Executive Building
4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215

Cost of Copy:
$4.00

Massachusetts
Dept. of Public Health
Registry of Vital Statistics
150 Tremont Street, Rm B3
Boston, MA 02111

REMARKS: The State BVS accepts charge card requests for birth records only. Call 617-727-0036. There is a $19.00 fee.
Cost of Copy:
$6.00 if request is made in person, $11.00 if request is made by mail and $14.00 if expedited two-day service is requested.

Michigan
Vital Statistics Section
Dept. of Public Health
P.O. Box 30195
Lansing, MI 48909

REMARKS: Additional copies of the same birth record requested at the same time are $4.00 each. Except for Detroit, a recent birth record can more quickly be obtained from the appropriate city or county clerk. However, records for adopted children before 1980 or illegitimate children before 1979 are available only from the Vital Statistics Section.

Telephone requests can be made, using a bank card for payment, for any record by calling 517-335-8666.

Cost of Copy:
$13.00

Minnesota
Minnesota Dept. of Health
Section of Vital Records
P.O. Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440

REMARKS: Requests for birth certificates for illegitimate children must be accompanied by a consent statement signed by the subject individual (if 18 or over) or by the parent or guardian.

Cost of Copy:
$11.00

Mississippi
Division of Public Health Services
State Dept. of Health
Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215-1700

REMARKS: The cost of a full copy is $7.00 if the birth occurred less than 1 year before the request. Abstract copies of birth records are $7.00 for all years.

Cost of Copy:
$12.00 (long form), $7.00 (short form)

Missouri
Bureau of Vital Records
Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102

Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Montana
Dept. of Health and Environmental Sciences
Vital Records and Statistics Bureau
1400 Broadway
Helena, MT 59620

REMARKS: Telephone requests for birth records, using a bank card, are accepted by calling 406-444-4228. There is an additional charge of $5.00 for this service. The State also charges a $10.00 per hour (or fraction thereof) fee to search the index of adoption processing records or the delayed birth certificate (DBC) filing records. If the State locates the adoption or DBC, a certified copy of the adoption of DBC record will be provided at no additional cost.

Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Nebraska
Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 95007
Lincoln, NE 68509-5007

REMARKS: Request processed within 7 days.
Cost of Copy:
$8.00

Nevada
Dept. of Health & Welfare
Division of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Kinkead Building, 1st Floor
505 E. King Street
Carson City, NV 89710

Cost of Copy:
$11.00

New Hampshire
Bureau of Vital Records
Health and Welfare Bldg.
6 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6527

REMARKS: Telephone requests, using a bank card, can be made for any record by calling 603-271-4650 or 603-271-4652.

Cost of Copy: $10.00 (additional copies $6.00)

New Jersey
State Dept. of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
CN 370
Trenton, NJ 08625-0370

REMARKS: Requests for records, using a bank card can be made by calling 609-633-2860. There is a $5.00 surcharge for this service.

Cost of Copy:  $4.00

New Mexico
Vital Records & Statistics
Dept. of Health
1190 St. Francis Dr.
P.O. Box 26110
Santa Fe, NM 87502

Cost of Copy:
$10.00

New York
New York State Dept. of Health
Bureau of Vital Statistics
Empire State Plaza, Tower Bldg.
Room 244
Albany, NY 12237

REMARKS: Signed consent forms are needed for release of birth certificates. Requests for all records, using a bank card, can be made by calling 212-788-4505 through 212-788-4511 for NYC or 518-474-3038 for NY State. There is a surcharge for this service.
Cost of Copy: $15.00

North Carolina
North Carolina Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 29537
Raleigh, NC 25626-0537

REMARKS: Births were first recorded beginning October 1913.
Cost of Copy: $10.00

North Dakota
Division of Vital Records & Statistics
Dept. of Health
State Capitol
600 E. Blvd.
Bismarck, ND 58505-0200

REMARKS: DVR will accept bank cards for birth record requests made by telephone to 701-224-2360. Requests for birth certificates for illegitimate children must be accompanied by consent statement signed by the subject individual (if 18 over) or by the parent or guardian.

Cost of Copy: $7.00

Northern Mariana Islands
Registrar
Superior Court, Vital Statistics
Box 307
Saipan, MP 96950

REMARKS: Birth records are generally available since November 21, 1952. Roman Catholic Church records of births since 1900 are available from individual parishes.
Cost of Copy: $3.00

Ohio
Vital Statistics
Ohio Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098

REMARKS: If the claimant's year of birth is unknown, the fee is $7.68 for each 10-year period to be searched. No records available prior to 1909.
Cost of Copy:  $7.00

Oklahoma
BVS State Dept. of Health
P.O. Box 53551
Oklahoma City, OK 73152

Cost of Copy:  $10.00

Oregon
State Health Division
Vital Records Unit
P.O. Box 14050
Portland, OR 97214

REMARKS: Telephone requests for all records, using a bank card, can be made by calling 503-229-5899. Such requests require an additional charge of $10.00.
Cost of Copy:
$15.00

Pennsylvania

Division of Vital Statistics
State Dept. of Health
Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

REMARKS: Birth records will be furnished free to veterans, their spouses and dependents if the veterans name, serial number, rank and organization are provided. The veteran or dependent must sign the request and have the certificate sent to his/her mailing address. The DVS will accept telephone requests for birth records, using a bank card, by calling 412-656-3100.
Cost of Copy:
$4.00

Puerto Rico
Division of Demographic Registry and Vital Statistics
Dept. of Health
San Juan, PR 00908

REMARKS: The Municipal office has records since July 22, 1931. Show claimant's maternal and paternal surnames (e.g., Gonzalez-Gomez) on all requests for birth records.
Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Rhode Island
Health Dept.
Room 101
3 Capital Hill
Providence, RI 02908-5097

REMARKS: Birth certificates for illegitimate children can be obtained only with the written consent of the person named on the certificate, if an adult; or the written consent of a parent or guardian, if the person named is a minor. Expedited mail requests are processed within one week. Same day service is available to non-residents who call 401-277-2812 and use Visa.
Cost of Copy:
$12.00 ($17.00 for expedited mail requests)

South Carolina
Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Board of Health
2600 Bull
Columbia SC 29201

REMARKS: No search for a birth record will be made if the mother's name is not shown on the request.
Cost of Copy:
$8.00 (additional copies are $3.00 if requested at the same time)

South Dakota
Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
445 E. Capitol
Pierre, SD 57501-3185

REMARKS: Records were first kept in SD beginning 1905. Cost of Copy:
$7.00 (or call 605-773-4961 to use Visa/MasterCard; $5.00 service fee)

Tennessee
Division of Vital Statistics
State Dept. of Public Health
C3 Cordell Hull Office Bldg.
Nashville, TN 37246-0350

REMARKS: Only long forms are prepared for birth records before 1950. Expedited service fees which must be paid by charge card are:
o expedite $8.40
o overnight $18.90 on weekdays $28.90 on weekends
Cost of Copy:
$5.00 (short form), $10.00 (long form), Additional copies of records are $2.00

Texas
Bureau of Vital Statistics
State Dept of Health
1100 West 49 St.
Austin, TX 78756-3191

REMARKS: If expedited service is required, the claimant may send the information by FAX to BVS at 512-458-7711 using VISA or MasterCard bank cards only. The cost of this service is $5.00 plus $11.00 for the birth certificate and $5.00 for same or next day response by Airborne overnight mail (total of $21.00), overnight express mail requests are also accepted and processed within 24-48 hours by BVS.
Cost of Copy:
$11.00 (additional copies are $3.00)

Trust Territory of the Pacific Islands
Belau (Palau)
Clerk of Court
Western Caroline Islands 96940

REMARKS: Courts have records beginning November 21, 1952.
Cost of Copy:
Varies

Utah
Bureau of Vital Records
288 North 1460 West Temple
P.O. Box 16700
Salt Lake City, UT 84116-0700

REMARKS: Telephone requests for birth records, using a bank card, can be made by calling 801-538-6380.
Cost of Copy:
$12.00

Vermont
Public Records Division
60 Main St.
P.O. Box 70
Burlington, VT 05402

Public Records Division
133 State St.
Montpelier, VT 05633
Code 024

REMARKS: Birth records are available for the current year and approximately the previous 10 years in Burlington. Records before that time are in Montpelier.
Cost of Copy:
$5.00

Virgin Islands of the U.S.
Bureau of Health Planning and Statistics
Dept. of Health
Old Hospital (Municipal Hospital)
St. Thomas, VI 00802

REMARKS: The above address is for records from St. Thomas and St. John. Birth and death records for St. Croix may be obtained from:

Registrar of Vital Statistics
Charles Harwood Memorial Hospital
Christiansted, St. Croix, VI 00820.

Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Virginia
Division of Vital Records
State Dept. of Health
James Madison Building
Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23208-1000

Cost of Copy:
$5.00

Washington
Dept. of Health
Vital Records
P.O. Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98504-9709

REMARKS: Birth records are available beginning July 1, 1907. From 1947 through 1954 it was not required for these hospitals to record birth time. Records may only be held by the hospitals for 25 years. If a birth certificate issued by the State office does not contain the recordation date, assume, absent information to the contrary, that the record was made soon after birth.
Cost of Copy:
$13.00

West Virginia
DHHR
Vital Registration Office
Capital Complex
Bldg. 3 Rm 516
Charleston, WV 25305

REMARKS: To expedite the birth request, show the appropriate type of document requested as part of the address line after DHHR, Vital Registration. The DVS will accept telephone requests for all records, using a bank card, by calling 304-558-2931. These is an additional charge of $10 for this service.
Cost of Copy:
$5.00

Wisconsin State Department of Health and Social Services
Division of Health
Center for Health Statistics
1 W. Wilson St.
P.O. Box 309
Madison, WI 53701-0309

REMARKS: All payments should be made payable to "Center for Health Statistics." The request should also include a postage-paid, preaddressed return envelope.
Cost of Copy:
$10.00

Wyoming
Vital Records Services
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002

Cost of Copy:
$8.00

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