Birth, Marriage and Divorce Certificates
Certified copies of birth, marriage and divorce certificates can be obtained from any local health department in the State of Virginia, regardless of where the event occurred. Copies of certificates can be obtained for and are available to immediate family members only – mother, father, husband, wife, child, brother, sister and grandparents with valid ID. Birth records can be issued to the legal guardian with proof of custody papers. Aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, etc. cannot obtain a Vital Record.
All Vital records can also be obtained from the Virginia Department of Health, Division of Vital Records, 2001 Maywill Street, Suite 101, Richmond, VA 23230. The general information number is 804-662-6200.
Copies of marriage licenses can also be obtained from the Henrico County Clerk’s Office.
Death certificates can be filed at and certified copies obtained from any local department in the State of Virginia, regardless of where the death occurred. However, if it has been less than 30 days since the filing of death, then the death certificate must be obtained from the city or county in which the death was originally filed. Certified copies of death certificates are available upon request to those persons eligible to receive them.
The fee for a vital record is $12.00 for each certificate, copy and/or search of a vital record. Cash, check, money orders, VISA or Mastercard are accepted.
How to Receive this Service
Certified copies of birth, marriage, divorce and death certificates can now be obtained at both Henrico Health Department locations:
Henrico Health Department West (inside the Human Services Building, 2nd floor)
8600 Dixon Powers Drive
Henrico, VA 23228
Phone: (804) 501 4660
Henrico Health Department East (best to call for an appointment)
1400 N. Laburnum Avenue
Henrico, VA 23223
Phone: (804) 652-3190
Any person requesting a Vital Record MUST PROVIDE A LEGIBLE PHOTOCOPY OF THEIR IDENTIFICATION (see ID Requirements).