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Order official Kentucky vital records online.

State Logo 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

VitalChek is your direct connection to:

  • Order certified copies of Kentucky certificates (with government seal) from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics.
  • Obtain information and instructions for ordering vital records from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics.

Birth Certificate | Obtain a copy of your birth record

(Government Certified) 

 May include Civil Unions and Domestic Partnerships

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Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics Agency Information

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 Register of Deeds 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.

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Available Kentucky (KY) Birth Certificate Types

Birth Certificate
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

Stillbirth Certificate
A limited number of stillbirths were reported prior to 1939.

First Copy: $6.00    Additional Copies: $6.00

Birth Certificate Order Methods

Order Online
It's the easiest and most efficient method for ordering official birth certificates and other vital records because there is less room for error when you enter the information yourself. Our simple forms have built-in editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.

Order By Fax
This agency accepts orders by fax. Please fax your completed application to 866-283-7477.

Birth Certificate Fax Application

Stillbirth Certificate Fax Application

Death Certificate Fax Application

Marriage Certificate Fax Application

Divorce Certificate Fax Application

Order By Phone
To place your order by phone, please call 800-241-8322. Have your credit card information and certificate information ready when you place your call to help speed up the order process.

Why Order From VitalChek?

For 25 years, VitalChek has been an official, government-authorized service for citizens to securely order their certified birth certificates and other vital records from official government agencies nationwide. Other online services may not be authorized by the agency issuing vital records, and may charge additional fees without providing approved services or guaranteeing confidentiality of your data.

Obtaining copies of vital records such as birth or death certificates are generally not free. Government agencies offer a variety of ways to obtain your vital records including by mail, in person, or by phone. While agencies may offer online ordering services, in many cases VitalChek is the authorized method the agency has chosen to provide such service. Each agency charges a specific fee for these certificates, which typically ranges from $2.00 - $50.00. VitalChek charges an additional Processing Fee, depending upon the level of service the agency has required, which generally ranges from $2.50-$16.00. Other online services may charge an additional $20 - $60 or more for fewer services.

The VitalChek Processing Fees cover a variety of services including secure online ordering and electronic payment processing, order tracking, 24/7 customer support, identity verification and authentication, among many other benefits. VitalChek also offers the ability to select expedited shipping if you need your certificate in a hurry. If selected, the additional cost for this option will be shown during your ordering process. All charges specific to your order on will be shown as you make your selections during the order process.