How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Oregon
If you apply for a driver’s license, passport, a job or join the military, you might need a copy of your birth certificate. There are many times when you need to verify your age or identity using your birth certificate.
If you don’t have the original, and you were born in Oregon, you can obtain a copy pretty easily by following the process below.
The Oregon Center for Health Statistics manages all vital records, and you can contact them to get your copy. They offer a few ways to get one, by phone, Internet, mail or in person.
First, you will need to download a copy of the application and fill it out. You will need the following information:
- Name of person on record.
- Date of birth.
- Place of birth.
- Mother’s maiden name.
- Father’s full name.
- Your relationship, to the person on the certificate.
- Reason for the request.
- Your name.
- Your phone number.
- Your address.
- Your email.
If you choose to visit them you can bring your paperwork, a valid, photo ID along with the fees, Monday through Friday between 9:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. to 800 NE Oregon Street, Room 205, Portland 97232. Wait times are usually thirty to sixty minutes.
You may also choose to order by phone by calling them at 1-888-896-4988.
You can also order a copy through the mail by sending your paperwork and fees to:
Oregon Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293
You will need to pay a non-refundable, $28 fee for the first copy and another $25 for each additional copy. Make your check or money order payable to OHA/Vital Records. If you order by phone, the fee jumps to $44.95, and you must pay with a credit card.
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.