IS A VITAL RECORD?"
Records are the important family records: birth
certificates, death certificates, marriage certificates and
divorce documents that are filed as public records with the state*,
county, commonwealth or territory.**
These are state recognized official copies of these documents.
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Do you need a copy of one of your family records?
We provide a quick convenient way
to order the
four main "Vital Records" online. Click on the
gray arrows for more information. Click here for our current
for passport and driving license applications, for traveling in Mexico and
Canada, school entrance requirements, for genealogical
purposes, or even for simple sentimental and personal
- a document proving that a legal
state recognized marriage has taken place. Often
required for insurance, and legal reasons. [We do not
provide marriage licenses, just marriage certificates] More
- Needed for
various insurance, legal, religious and medical reasons.
Used during estate planning,
legal execution of a will, social security, or
life insurance benefit payments.
These are State Recognized and
Copies of the original official
documents are returned to you by mail. Or if you want you can request simple
online confirmation that a marriage or divorce took place. If that option is
available then it will be offered to you as you are ordering. For the Vital
Record that you need, click the link on the left. Are you an existing client who
has used our services before? Login with your username and password and access
your account directly.
Prices range from $36.40***
Price varies by record requested, and by state
and county. Click here for our current
In almost all the states we are able to go directly to the source, and our researchers obtain
original and certified copies of these public records from the
state, county parish or borough records offices and
court houses where they are stored.
documents such as California birth records can take several
weeks to be processed and mailed. Genealogical requests,
especially, that often have to be recovered
from historical or archived public records. It depends on the
state being searched. Click on the states in the column
to the left for more
information, or go to our "State
by State" information page
INFORMATION - In order for us to process your order, we must comply
with vital records regulations. In the event that the information you provide to
us, does not exactly match the information on the record, there may be a delay.
Make sure that you provide us with correct and complete
information, because the
accuracy of our results, and speed of the service that we can provide depends on
the information that you provide us. Make sure that you provide us with all the
details that you can about the persons listed on the certificate or record.
For example, for a marriage certificate record, provide the name
of the bride and groom, where the marriage license was issued, the date and
location of the marriage ceremony. Our services are to provide the search, and
although we make every effort to provide you with the results that you are
looking for, we cannot guarantee the results if the information provided is
incomplete or inaccurate.
We charge a
fee for each
that we search. A search request that comes back as "no record found" will not
be credited back UNLESS it is clearly our mistake that the wrong location was
searched. If we have made the error then your money will be cheerfully refunded
with our apologies.
TURNAROUND TIME - In the event that
additional documentation is needed to place your order, for example a driver's
license or signed release or notarized signature or documentation showing legal
authority or proof of relationship, we cannot process your order until we have
receive this information. (Not all of these are needed for every order and the
document needed for each order is displayed when you place the order.)
Our turnaround times are based on the date that the
order is processed, not the date that you enter your request into our system.
Please send the necessary documents at the same time you enter your information
to avoid delays. It can take longer for genealogical requests that may have to
be recovered from historical or archived records.
RUSH ORDERS -
Turnaround time is usually
7-10 business days.
If you are in a hurry and need to have your order
expedited, call us at 1.800.315.7678 and let us
make sure that we can meet YOUR deadline.
We are able to fulfill rush orders using an
express carrier such as FedEx, but rush orders can ONLY be delivered to a street
address, not to a PO Box or military address. Please see the online order form
for any special restrictions that may exist for the state or county that you are
telephone or email us for rush orders as we will have to check availability with
the researcher who is located in that state.
ORDER CANCELLATIONS, FRAUDULENT OR
CONTESTED CREDIT CARD CHARGES
If you call to
cancel your order BEFORE the order is processed, then there will be a $15 cancellation charge assessed. BUT please be advised that ONCE your request has been transmitted to our researchers it is NOT possible for us to cancel the charges, or change or expedite the order. Credit card fraud is an ongoing problem. For unsubstantiated, contested, or fraudulent credit card charges, there will be an additional $25.00 MINIMUM processing charge, PLUS collection and legal fees, IF incurred. If you call to cancel your order BEFORE the order is processed, then there will be a $15 cancellation charge assessed. BUT please be advised that ONCE your request has been transmitted to our researchers it is NOT possible for us to cancel the charges, or change or expedite the order. By placing an order with us you hereby agree to these terms.
Access to birth records in the
states of Arizona, Iowa, Maryland and Michigan are restricted. To prevent fraud and
identity theft, some states require a signed release or a notarized release from
the person requesting the record. Please see the individual
for more information.
U.S. has twelve unincorporated
territories, also known as possessions,
and two commonwealths. We can obtain
birth records from only a few of these
territories. The major
possessions are American Samoa, Guam,
and the U.S. Virgin Islands. The major
commonwealths are Puerto Rico and the
Northern Mariana. We are not able at
present able to provide birth
certificates from Guam, the US Virgins
and Puerto Rico. The residents of all of
these places are full U.S. citizens,
with the exception of those on American
Samoa who are U.S. nationals, but not
Samoa, Baker Island, Howland Island,
Guam, Jarvis Island, Kingman Reef,
Midway Islands, Navassa Island, Northern
Mariana Islands, Palau, Palmyra Atoll,
Puerto Rico, U.S. Virgin Islands (St.
Croix, St. John and St. Thomas), and
This is the lowest currently advertised price on this web site. We try to keep
these published prices updated, but the states and counties can, and do change
their prices and turnaround times frequently. Also, please note that turnaround times for copies of
marriage certificates vary widely from
to state and from county to county.
information about the services offered by USAVital
by email or call 1-800-315-7678 (or
303-455-8855 if outside of the US). Our fax number is 1-877-587-4455 (303-455-4771 if outside of the US). Our hours of
business are from 7 a.m. to 8 p.m., Mountain Standard
Time (MST), Monday - Friday. Our offices are located at
1760 Gaylord Street, Denver, Colorado, 80206. For technical problems,
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provide. Please see our
Agreement. We do
not use, sell or distribute any of the information that we collect from
you in the course of our investigations. For a complete disclosure
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