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Idaho Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages

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Learn how and where to obtain birth, marriage, and death certificates and records in Idaho, including the dates for which Idaho vital records are available, where they are located, and links to online Idaho vital records databases.

Idaho Vital Records:

Vital Statistics Unit
450 W. State Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
Phone: (208) 334-5988 (recorded message)

What You Need to Know:
Check or money order should be made payable to Idaho Vital Statistics. Personal checks are accepted. Certificate requests can also be accepted by fax for an additional $10.50 in special handling fees. Call or visit the Web site to verify current fees. Applicants must provide a copy of both sides of their drivers license or other government photo ID, or a copy of two other forms of identification with a signature.

Web site: Idaho Vital Records


Idaho Birth Records:

Dates: From July 1911

Cost of copy: $13.00

Comments: Birth certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 100 years, making them only available to immediate family members (no step-relatives, in-laws, great-grandparents, etc.). Proof of relationship may be required.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following: the name on the birth record being requested, date of birth, place of birth (city or county), father's full name, (last, first, middle), mothers full name, including her maiden name, your relationship to the person whose certificate is being requested, your purpose for needing the copy, your daytime telephone number with area code, your handwritten signature and complete return mailing address.
Idaho Birth Certificate Request Form

* For birth records from 1907 to 1911 write to the County Recorder in the county where the birth occurred.

Idaho Death Records:

Dates: From July 1911

Cost of copy: $13.00

Comments: Death certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 50 years, making them only available to immediate family members for deaths during that time frame.

With your request, include as much as you can of the following: the name on the death record being requested, date of death, place of death (city or county), your relationship to the person whose certificate is being requested, your purpose for needing the copy, your daytime telephone number with area code, your handwritten signature and complete return mailing address.
Idaho Death Certificate Request Form

* For death records from 1907 to 1911 write to the County Recorder in the county where the birth occurred.

Online: Idaho Death Certificate Index, 1911-1956 (free)


Idaho Marriage Records:

Dates: From May 1947

Cost of Copy: $13.00

Comments: Marriage certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 50 years, making them only available to immediate family members for deaths during that time frame.
Idaho Marriage Certificate Request Form

* For marriage records prior to May 1947 write to the County Recorder in the county where the marriage license was issued.

Online: Western States Marriage Records Index (free)

Divorce Records:

Dates: From May 1947

Cost of copy: $13.00

Comments: Divorce certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 50 years, making them only available to immediate family members for deaths during that time frame.
Idaho Divorce Certificate Request Form

* For divorce records prior to May 1947 write to the County Recorder in the county where the divorce was granted.

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