Parents Reminded to Get Back-to-School Birth Certificates
For Release: July 29, 2016 – Jamie Dukes, Office of Communications (405) 271-5601
The Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH) reminds parents to get their children’s birth certificates for back-to-school season.
Birth records are available at three locations in the state:
Parents can contact these facilities to obtain their children’s birth records between 8:30 a.m. and 4 p.m. Monday through Friday, except for legal holidays.
To obtain a copy of a birth certificate, qualified applicants will need to provide the child’s full name, date of birth, place of birth, parents’ full names (including the maiden name of the mother), and furnish a government-issued photo I.D. Applications, as well as a complete list of authorized applicants, are available online at http://vr.health.ok.gov.
The cost for a birth certificate is $15, which will provide for a search for the birth record and issuance of one certified copy of a birth certificate. Additional copies are $15 each. The search fee is not refundable or transferable. Adoptions, paternities, and other amendment requests may be subject to an additional administrative fee. Checks or money orders must be made payable to the Vital Records Service.
Eligible applicants can also apply for birth certificates by mailing their completed application, a copy of their photo ID, and a check for the appropriate fees to: Vital Records Office, Oklahoma State Department of Health, 1000 N.E. 10th Street, Oklahoma City, OK 73117 (allow approximately 4-6 weeks for receipt of the record).
While OSDH does not accept Internet orders directly, you may submit a request through VitalChek Network, Inc. at www.vitalchek.com or by phone at 1-877-817-7364. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service. All major credit cards are accepted.
For more information, visit http://vr.health.ok.gov or call (405) 271-4040.