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Vital Records

Birth certificates:
  • Birth certificates are restricted for 125 years other than to immediate family members
    Immediate family members are:
    • Mother/Father
    • Brother/Sister
    • Son/Daughter
    • Husband/Wife
    • Maternal grandparents (if they state on the application that they are the legal guardian or they are raising the child and financially support the child)
  • Copy cost is $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy if ordered at the same time
  • The person applying has to be 14 years old or older
  • If further information or forms are needed please call 205-930-1106
  • The center for health statistics has birth certificates starting in 1908
  • Written authorization required for anyone other than an immediate family member.
Death certificates:
  • Death certificates are restricted for 25 years other than to immediate family members
    Immediate family members are:
    • Mother/father
    • Brother/sister
    • Son/daughter
    • Husband/wife
    • Grandchild, acting for the family or estate
    • Son in law/daughter in law, acting on behalf of his/her spouse
  • The informant can apply for a death certificate
  • Copy cost is $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy if ordered at the same time
  • The person applying has to be 14 years old or older
  • If further information or forms are needed please call 205-930-1106
  • The center for health certificates has death certificates starting in 1908
  • Written authorization required for anyone other than an immediate family member.
Marriage certificates:
  • Marriage certificates are not restricted
  • The center for health statistics has marriage certificates starting August 1, 1936
  • The person applying has to be 14 years old or older
  • If further information or forms are needed please call 205-930-1106
  • Copy cost is $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy if ordered at the same time
Divorce certificates:
  • Divorce certificates are not restricted
  • The center for health certificates started registering divorce certificates in 1950
  • The person applying has to be 14 years old or older
  • If further information- or forms are needed please call 205-930-1106
  • Copy cost is $15.00 for the first copy and $6.00 for each additional copy if ordered at the same time
For a Vital Event Certificate Request Form click here.
For a Vital Event Certificate Request Form in Spanish, click here.