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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 Essex Vital Records 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.
Every Health Department office has different fees and processing times. To avoid long lines and wait times at Essex Vital Records, you should complete your application forms beforehand and plan to arrive early. For most applications, you will need to bring a government-issued photo ID, proof of residence, and the correct local application form.
Each state has its own vital record issuance policies. So you may receive your certificate copies by mail or in-person at your appointment. To determine your expected wait time, check this website.