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Updated: 1/29/2014
Description: Certified copies of birth certificates are available for persons born in Oregon from July 1903 to the present, and for those born abroad that were adopted in Oregon.

Similar Keywords: vital records, statistics
Statutes, Rules, Ordinances: ORS 432
OAR 333-011-0043 TO -0067
Duration: Ongoing
Fees - application, exam, etc.:  $20 for the first certificate and $15 for each additional certified copy of the same record requested at the same time. Note: Other fees apply for orders in person, by phone, or on the internet, or for rush processing with express delivery by an overnight carrier. Fees are subject to change.
Responsible Agency: Center for Health Statistics
Fee Exemptions: Copy of vital record provided without charge for use in claims based on war veterans' benefits.
Prerequisites: Requestor must be eligible to receive the record under ORS 432.121 (Disclosure and certification of records and reports;rules)

Who is eligible to order a birth certificate
Application Form: Birth Record Order Form
Service Links:  About Vital Records
 Birth Record Order Form
contact Agency Contact Information
Required Documentation:
  • Information as requested on Birth Record Order Form (English, Form 45-13A; Spanish, Form 45-13A SP)

  • Proof of identification for in-person orders, express orders, and those mailed to an "in-care" address
  • Additional Information:
  • Ordering on the Internet using VitalChek

  • To order by phone, call 1-888-896-4988

  • For additional information on ordering vital records, please see our Frequently Asked Questions page.


  • Vital Records Office Location:
    800 NE Oregon Street, Suite 205
    Portland, OR 97232

      Agency Information
    Please refer to the Agency Website for further details and additional information.
    Agency Name: Center for Health Statistics
    E-mail Address: health.webmaster@state.or.us
    Phone: 971-673-1222
    Mail Address: 800 NE Oregon Street
    Suite 205
    Portland, OR 97232
    Website Information: http://public.health.oregon.gov/BirthDeathCertificates/Pages/index.aspx

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