"VitalChek is the authorized
vendor for the Kentucky Office of
Vital Statistics to process online,
fax and phone orders for vital records."
Paul F. Royce, State Registrar
Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics
KENTUCKY VITAL RECORDS
Kentucky Vital Records issues certified copies of Kentucky birth certificates, Kentucky death certificates and Kentucky marriage records for events which occurred in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You may order copies of Kentucky vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.
NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.
KENTUCKY BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Kentucky Vital Records issues only certified copies of birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security employment and personal identification purposes.
Who Can Order?
An applicant may only order his or her own birth certificate or one for an immediate family member.
This is a certified copy of a birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred within the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 1911 to present.
Important Note - Births that occurred in Fort Campbell from Nov. 22, 1982 to present are considered Tennessee births. These records may be ordered from Tennessee Vital Records.
First Copy: $10.00 Additional Copies: $10.00
A limited number of stillbirths were reported prior to 1939.
First Copy: $6.00 Additional Copies: $6.00
VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to “skip the line” for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).
No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!