Virginia Vital Records

Virginia State Vital Records Office

Virginia Department of Health
Office of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000
(804) 225-5000

Make personal check or money order to State Health Department. For genealogy purposes, death, marriage, and divorce data becomes public information fifty (50) years from the date of the event, and birth data becomes public information one hundred (100) years from the date of the event. You must be the next of kin to order more recent records.

Record Type Cost Dates Comments
Birth/Death $8.00 Jan. 1853 to 6 Dec 1896
Since 14 Jun 1912
Only the cities of Hampton, Newport News, Norfolk and Richmond have records between 1896 and June 14, 1912.
Marriage/Divorce $8.00 Since Jan. 1853 If the records are not available from the State office, they should be available from the Clerk of Court in county where divorce was granted or the marriage license was issued.
Birth/Death Jan. 1853-Dec. 1896
Marriage Jan. 1853-1936

Virginia Counties:
Accomack, Albemarle, Alleghany, Amelia, Amherst, Appomattox, Arlington, Augusta, Bath, Bedford, Bland, Botetourt, Brunswick, Buchanan, Buckingham, Campbell, Caroline, Carroll, Charles Cty, Charlotte, Chesterfield, City of Alexandria, City of Fredericksburg, City of Martinsville, City of Petersburg, City of Richmond, City of Roanoke, City of Salem, City of Virginia Beach, Clarke, Craig, Culpeper, Cumberland, Dickenson, Dinwiddie, Elizabeth Cty, Essex, Fairfax, Fauquier, Floyd, Fluvanna, Franklin, Frederick, Giles, Gloucester, Goochland, Grayson, Greene, Greensville, Halifax, Hanover, Henrico, Henry, Highland, Isle of Wight, James Cty, King and Queen, King George, King William, Lancaster, Lee, Loudoun, Louisa, Lunenberg, Madison, Mathews, Mecklenburg, Middlesex, Montgomery, Nelson, New Kent, Northampton, Northumberland, Nottoway, Orange, Page, Patrick, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Prince William, Pulaski, Rappahannock, Richmond, Roanoke, Rockbridge, Rockingham, Russell, Scott, Shenandoah, Smyth, Southampton, Spotsylvania, Stafford, Suffolk, Surry, Sussex, Tazewell, Warren, Washington, Westmoreland, Wise, Wythe, York

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