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How to Get a Birth Certificate in the State of Utah?


Registering for a birth certificate is easily done. All you have to do is to visit the Vital Records Office in the county where the birth took place and register the child's information. Birth certificates are important official documents that contain information on a person's legal birth name, their birth date, birth time, where they were born and who their parents were.

If a copy is lost, then the State of Utah can provide a birth certificate, which will act as a replacement for the original and be a certified copy.


How to Get a Birth Certificate in Utah?

Utah has birth records that go all the way back to 1905. The storage and compilation of these records were formalized by 1917 and from then on the State has continued to consistently collate and maintain all vital records of all births within the State. It is also possible to obtain certificates for stillbirths.

There are three primary ways to order a birth certificate in Utah. You can either visit the State Office of Vital Records, or the Vital Records office of the county where the person was born, and fill out an application for a birth certificate. You could also mail the relevant Vital Records office and have them send the birth certificate you need back to you.

How to Get a Birth Certificate in Utah

The State's website also allows you to apply using it if you prefer to apply online. Online applications made using VitalCheck are considered valid in Utah and all copies obtained through the portal are certified copies. Only certified copies can be used as as a legal ID. Informational copies of a statement that shows that the copy is not legal proof of identification, but only for informational purposes.

The application fee for the first birth certificate ordered is $20. Every birth certificate ordered after that is $10 for each additional certificate. Birth records are not considered public records in Utah. If a record is more than a hundred years old, then it may be public records. Some birth records in Utah become public records as and when the expiry date for keeping those records private arrives. Until then, birth records can only be accessed by people who are either eligible or authorized.

How do you apply for a Birth Certificate in person?

To apply in person, you will either have to visit the State Office of Vital Records or the Vital Records Office of the county where the birth took place. There you will have to fill out an application, provide legal proof of identification, as well as proof of eligibility, pay the application fee, and wait.

In-person applications usually result in same day service, so you will receive your birth certificates the same day.

Utah Birth Certificate

How do you apply for a Birth Certificate using the mail service?

In order to apply through mail, you have to provide a completed application, the form for which can be obtained through their website, and attach all necessary documentation alongside the application. You should provide an enlarged and legible photocopy of your legal photo ID, both the front and the back, alongside the application fee, your proof of eligibility, and either a check or money order made out to 'Vital Records'.

These should be mailed to:

Office of Vital Records and Statistics

Utah Department of Health

288 North 1460 West

P.O. Box 141012

Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012

If the application is accepted, then a certified copy of the birth certificate will be mailed to you.

How do you place an order for a birth certificate online?

Birth certificates can also be obtained by making use of VitalCheck's services. They are authorized to provide certified copies to all eligible applicants.

Who are eligible to Obtain Birth Certificates in Utah?

The people eligible to apply for a birth certificate include the person whose certificate it is, their spouse, their children, their parents, and legal guardians, and their next of kin. Attorneys, legal or other representatives authorized to obtain access to a certain birth record are also considered eligible. Aside from this, a person may be eligible if they have been designated or obtained authorization to do so.

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