WARNING It is a criminal violation to make false statements on vital records request forms or to fraudulently obtain a birth certificate. Punishment may include a civil penalty of up to $5,000.00 and up to five years in prison. Utah Code 26-2305,
26-23-5.5 and 26-23-6.
You can order certificates online for an additional charge. Please see disclaimer below for details..
Birth Certificates, copies: Records for the State of Utah for the years 1951 to present can be requested here in our office. Prior to 1951, we have Utah County records only. Birth records for other Utah counties prior to 1951 can be obtained at our office for an additional fee.
Death Certificates, copies: Certified copies of existing records for the State of Utah from August 2006 to the present can be requested here in our office. Prior to August 2006, we have Utah County records only. Death records for other Utah counties prior to August 2006 can be obtained at our office for an additional fee. Please note, the Utah Legislature increased fees for certain certificates, effective as of July 1. Please use the correct form based on the date the application will be presented in our office.
Filing a Death Certificate: Utah law allows families to care for their dead without the services of a licensed funeral director. Families that do not retain a funeral director must file a death certificate and comply with state laws and rules regarding the disposition of human remains.
To begin the death certificate, contact the Local Health Department in the county that the death occurred to assist you, or contact the State Office of Vital Records and Statistics for information on filing a death certificate. You may see http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/fileadeath/ fileadeath.htm for more information on how to file a death certificate. If you need to contact the UCHD Office of Vital Records in this regard, please call 801-851-7526.
Identification is now required for the purchase of a Utah Birth Certificate.
Mailed requests must include an enlarged and easily identifiable photocopy
of the back and front of your identification. If no proofs are enclosed, your
application will be returned.
*List of Acceptable Identification | Identificación Aceptable
Voluntary Declaration of Paternity (VDP) allows unmarried parents to legally declare the paternity (fatherhood) of their child without obtaining a court order. For VDP information, please click here.
*If you are not able to view the forms, download the free Adobe Acrobat reader.
** Disclaimer: The Utah County Health Department does not accept online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website, www.vitalchek.com, An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.