How to Obtain District of Columbia Vital Records

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How to Obtain District of Columbia Birth, Marriage and Death Certificates

This page provides information on obtaining copies of District of Columbia birth certificates, District of Columbia marriage licenses, District of Columbia divorce decrees and District of Columbia death records. There are also useful links to past District of Columbia Vital Records for those of you conducting family history research. General information about US vital records can be viewed on the Vital Records Index Page



District of Columbia birth, marriage and death certificates may be obtained from the following government office:

Vital Records Division
825 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

District of Columbia birth, marriage and death certificate order forms as well as more information are available on the following pages:

The District of Columbia Department of Health may be contacted by phone on (202) 671-5000 or online at http://doh.dc.gov/service/vital-records

Remarks:
Office has death records since 1855 and birth records since 1874 but no death records were filed during the Civil War

More District of Columbia Vital Records Resources

Birth, Marriage and Death Historical Record Collections at FamilySearch.org
 over 700 million records online, search District of Columbia birth, marriage and death certificate databases from the 1800s and 1900s

Vitalcheck Express Certificate Service
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Vital Records Search at Ancestry.com
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