Requests for Certified Copies
These are our estimated processing times for certified copies, which may occasionally increase as our volume of requests increases. The processing time begins when we receive your request. (County Recorder Offices can sometimes process requests faster than our office.) For important information regarding submitting your request to our office, please see "Do We Have Your Record Yet?" (using the "Important Information" link at the bottom of this page).
If you are using our state application form - but are submitting your request to a county office for processing - please first check with the county office to confirm their certified copy fees, as they may be different from the State fees. Refer to the "Directory of County Vital Record Offices" link below for county contact information.
If you are amending a birth, death, or marriage record and have paid for a certified copy of the amended record, refer to the processing timeframes below for amendments.
- Birth, Death, Fetal Death Records - 5 Business Days (updated 8/11/15)
- Public Marriage Record:
a. 1998-1999 and 2010-Present - 4 Weeks *
b. 1949-1986 - Can exceed 6 months
c. 1905-1948, 1987-1997, and 2000-2009 - Must be requested through the County Recorder's Office
- Certificate of Record (Divorce) - Can exceed 6 months
* Requests for these records have shorter processing times, as the records have been imaged for quicker retrieval.
Requests for Amendments
The estimated processing times for amendments are listed below. These processing times include issuing a certified copy of the amended record (if you paid for a copy). Our processing times may occasionally increase as our volume of requests increases. The processing time begins when we receive your request.
Acknowledgement of Paternity - 3 to 4 Weeks
Adjudication of Facts of Parentage - 3 to 4 Weeks
Adoption - 3 to 4 Weeks
Birth Amendment - 3 to 4 Weeks
Court Order Name Change - 3 to 4 Weeks
Death Amendment - 3 to 4 Weeks
Delayed Registration - 3 to 4 Weeks
Gender Reassignment - 3 to 4 Weeks
Marriage Amendment - 3 to 4 Weeks