Birth/Death Certificates

Birth Certificates

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-4212

 

The Vital Statistics Office has on file birth certificates from 1911 to present. They do not have records of births occurring prior to the above date except delayed records of births for persons born before 1911 that have been established by affidavits and documentary evidence. You can purchase a certified birth certificate by phone, by mail, off the Internet or by visiting the office. Please allow up to approximately 30 working days for processing of all type of certificates when ordered through the mail.

 

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics cannot by law, provide free information from records, do a genealogical search, or look to see if a certificate is on file without a completed application form and the proper fee attached. The Kentucky Vital Statistics office will, upon receiving the application and fee, do a search of the records and if a certificate is on file, it will be mailed to you. The fee is for the search of the records and no refunds will be issued if a certificate cannot be found. The office does not issue an un-certified or photocopies of certificates.

 

Information needed to obtain a certificate:

  • Full name at birth of the person for whom the certificate is requested
  • The month, day and year of birth
  • The county of birth
  • The mother’s maiden name
  • The father’s name

 

Additional information needed:

  • Name and address where the certificate is to be mailed
  • Phone number where you can be reached during the day from 8:00-4:30 Eastern Time
  • The number of copies being ordered

Enclose a check or money order to cover the cost of each certificate ordered and mail to the above address.

 

To download a copy of the Birth Certificate application,
click here.

 

 

Death Certificates

Kentucky Death Certificates

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street
Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-4212

 

The Vital Statistics Office has on file death certificates from 1911 to present. You can purchase a certified death certificate by phone, by mail, off the Internet or by visiting the office. Please allow up to approximately 30 working days for processing of all type of certificates when ordered through the mail.

 

Information needed to obtain a certificate:

  • Full name of person at death, date and place of death
  • Attending physician’s name
  • Funeral service provider

 

Additional information needed:

  • Name and address where the certificate is to be mailed
  • Phone number where you can be reached during the day from 8:00-4:30 Eastern Time
  • The number of copies being ordered

 

To download a copy of the Death Certificate application,
click here
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