Vital Records at DMV

Birth Records

Certified copies of Virginia birth records from 1912 to the present are available for purchase at all full service DMV locations which include DMV customer service centers and DMV 2 Go mobile offices.

Who is Eligible?

The requester does not have to be a Virginia resident; however, the registrant (individual listed on birth certificate) must be born in Virginia.

When requesting for yourself (registrant):

When requesting for an immediate family member:

When requesting as a legal representative:


Public records (available to anyone):

How to Apply (In Person)

Eligible customers will leave DMV with the requested document in hand. If a birth record cannot be found or cannot be printed at DMV, the customer's application will be immediately forwarded to the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Vital Records (VDH) for further research, and if available, VDH will mail the birth certificate to the address on the application.

Other Vital Records

DMV can also accept applications for death, marriage and divorce records. Complete the "Virginia Vital Record Application" (DL 82), and bring it to any DMV Customer Service Center to be forwarded to the Virginia Department of Health (VDH), Division of Vital Records for processing.

Proper identification and payment are required at the time the application is submitted. All checks or money orders must be made payable to the State Health Department in the amount of $12.

Mailing Requests for Any Vital Record

If you would prefer to mail in your Virginia Vital Records application, please mail it directly to the VDH Division of Vital Records, P. O. Box 1000, Richmond, Virginia 23218. Please include a copy of your identification documents and a check or money order payable to State Health Department in the amount of $12.

Additional information regarding Virginia vital records can be found on the VDH website at

Acceptable Identification

For information about the required documents, see Acceptable Vital Records Documents.