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D.C. Vital Records - Births, Deaths & Marriages

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Vital Records Division
825 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002
80246-1530
Phone: (202) 442-9009

Check or money order should be made payable to DC Treasurer. You can also pay online with a credit card through VitalChek, or by calling (877) 572-6332. There is an additional fee charged for this service. Call or visit the Web site to verify current fees. All requests for birth and death record must be accompanied by a photo copy of the requestor's identification.

Birth Records:

Dates: From August 1874

Cost of copy: $23.00 long-form, $18 short-form

Comments: State law restricts access to birth records less than 100 years old to the registrant and immediate family members. With your request, include as much as you can of the following information: full name of the individual, their date and place of birth, full name of father, full maiden name of mother, your relationship to the person whose certificate you are requesting, your address and daytime phone number.

Death Records:

Dates: From August 1874 (some available from 1855, but no death records were filed during the Civil War)

Cost of copy: $18.00

Comments: State law restricts access to the registrant and immediate family members for a period of 50 years. With your request, include as much as you can of the following information: full legal name of the deceased, date and county of death, sex, date of birth, race, name of spouse, name of parents, the reason for your request and your relationship to the person named on the death certificate.
Application for District of Columbia Death Certificate

Marriage Records:

Dates: 1811-1980

Cost of Copy: $10 certified copy

Address:
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm. 4485
Washington, DC 20001

Comments: You must provide the full names of the bride and groom, the bride's maiden name, and the date of the marriage. Make money order payable to Clerk, D.C. Superior Court.

Divorce Records:

Dates: From September 16, 1956

Cost of copy: $2.00

Address:
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm. 4485
Washington, DC 20001

Comments: You must provide the full names of the bride and groom, the bride's maiden name, and the date of the marriage. Make money order payable to Clerk, D.C. Superior Court.

* For divorce records prior to September 16, 1956, contact:
Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC 20001

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