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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 Portsmouth Health Department 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.
If you plan to visit Portsmouth Health Department to apply for your vital records, keep in mind that processing and wait times and application fees may be different at each office. For optimal results, arrive at Portsmouth Health Department right after they open and be sure to complete your local application form beforehand. In most cases, you will be required to show your driverРІР‚™s license or state-issued photo ID and proof of your address as well.
Your vital records office may provide you with your certificate in-person, or they may mail it to the address on your application. You can visit this website to determine your stateРІР‚™s processing times and when to expect your records.