How to Obtain Birth Certificates in Utah
Birth certificates are legal documents that detail your birth record. They are helpful when you need to verify your identity, age, or citizenship for a job, school, joining the military or getting a driver’s license or passport.
If you were born in Utah and needed a copy, you can obtain one pretty easily by following the steps below.
Utah’s Department of Health handles all vital records and birth certificate requests. They have been maintaining them since 1905.
Only specific people can access birth records, and the list below are the only people who can get a copy of yours:
- You, if you are 18 years or older.
- Your parents or legal guardian.
- Your grandparents.
- Your kids.
- An authorized legal representative.
First, you must grab a copy of the online application and fill it out.
You may visit their offices to obtain your certificate; be sure to bring your application, the fees and a photo ID, Monday through Friday between 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m. to 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah. You may also visit any one of their local health department and vital records offices.
You can also order a copy by mail by sending your paperwork to:
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012
Mail orders take about three weeks for processing.
You will need at least the following information to complete the order:
- Full name on record.
- Date of birth.
- Parent’s full names.
- Place of birth.
- Hospital name.
- Your relationship to the person on record.
You must pay a non-refundable fee of $20 for each copy of your birth certificate. You may pay with cash or credit card if in person but only with a check or money order if by mail.
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.