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Vital records office offerings may be limited by date and type of certificate. If you need a copy of a birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, or divorce certificate, contact before you apply to make sure they can assist you. If they cannot provide the documents that you require, you will need to use our directory to choose a different vital records office in your state.
To prepare for your visit to , you should make sure you have all of the necessary documents. You will need a completed local application form, proof of residency (such a utility bill or mortgage statement), and a government-issued photo ID. If you want to avoid the long lines and wait times, plan to visit early in the morning. You will also need payment for the application fees, which vary by location.
Processing times vary by location, and you may get your records directly or they may be mailed to the address listed on your application. this website contains information on state processing times, so you can find out when to expect your records.