How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Nevada
If you need to verify your identity for a new job, joining the military, applying to school or getting a passport, you can do so using a birth certificate.
If you were born in Nevada and you cannot locate your original, you can obtain a copy by following the procedure below.
The Nevada Office of Vital Records handles all vital records, and you must obtain your birth certificate from them. They have been keeping birth records since 1911.
Nevada considers birth records to be confidential, and so they require that you have a direct and tangible interest in the record and you can supply sufficient identification and relationship to the party of record. Only the list of people below can access your birth certificate:
- You, if you are a legal adult.
- Your parents.
- Your grandparents.
- Your children.
- Your siblings.
- Your grandchildren.
- Your spouse or domestic partner.
You can order a copy of your birth certificate through the mail or online. Regardless of method, you must download and complete the application. You will need the following information to complete it:
- Full name of the person on the record.
- Date of birth.
- Parent’s full names.
- County and state of birth.
- Your relationship to the person.
- Your name.
- Your address.
- Your phone number.
- Your signature.
If you choose to order your copy by mail, send your completed application along with a copy of your ID and fees to:
Office of Vital Records
4150 Technology Way, Suite 104
Carson City, Nevada 89706
If you need help or have any questions, you can contact them at 775-684-4242 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org.
You must also pay a non-refundable, $20 fee at the time of application. Payment must be in the form of either a check or money order.
You also have the option of using an online service such VitalChek.com to search for and order a copy of your birth certificate. This service is government-approved for certified copies, and you can order expedited shipping to get them quicker.