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Obtaining Vital Records From County Offices 

Birth and Death Records

  • Local Registrar: Birth and death records for current year events and one year prior are available from the county health department in the jurisdiction where the event occurred.
  • County Recorder:  Birth and death records for all years are available from the county recorder in the county where the event occurred. 
  • Marriage Records

  • Public marriage records are available from the county recorder in the county where the license was issued.
  • Confidential marriage records are available only through the county clerk in the county where the license was issued.
  • Divorce Records

    Certified copies of divorce decrees are available only from the Superior Court in the county where the decree was granted.

    Links to County Health Departments and County Recorders

    For more information about obtaining these records from the county, contact the county offices directly.  Contact information can be found on the following web pages:

    County Vital Record Offices

    For Additional Local Health Services, click here.

     
     
    Last modified on: 1/8/2013 1:46 PM