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Alabama Center for Health Statistics (updated 6/04)
Department of Public Health
PO Box 5625
Montgomery, AL 36103-5625
1-800-274-8683 or 334-206-2667
Fee: $12/doc, $4 for 2nd copy of same doc
Check to "Department of Public Health"
http://ph.state.al.us/chs/vitalrecords/vrecords.html

DOCUMENTS OTHER THAN VITAL RECORDS MUST BE COUNTY
AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
- Here is the contact info for the County Clerks in Alabama (look under Probate office)

Secretary of State (updated 2/06)
Alabama State House
11 S. Union St., Ste. 200
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-7210 or 800-274-8683
Fax: 334-242-49933
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Albama Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.al.us


Alaska
Bureau of Vital Statistics (updated 2/05)
5441 Commercial Blvd
Juneau, AK 99801
907-465-3391 or FAX: 907-465-3618
Fee: $20/doc+ $12 per form for International use
(This includes the $2 for the State Seal)
Money Order Only to "Bureau of Vital Statistics"
http://www.hss.state.ak.us/dph/bvs/

Office of the Lieutenant Governor (updated 10/05)
Authentications Department
240 Main Street, Suite 301
Juneau, Alaska 99801
907-465-3509 Fax: 907-465-5400
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "State of Alaska"
notary@gov.state.ak.us
http://www.gov.state.ak.us/ltgov/


Arizona
Arizona Department of Health Services (updated 1/05)
Office of Vital Records
Office Address: 1818 West Adams: Phoenix, AZ 85007
Mailing Address: PO Box 3887; Phoenix, AZ 85030
(602) 364-1300
Fee: Certified copies of birth certificates for births occurring 1990 to present
are $10.00 each. All others are $15.00 each.
CERTIFIED CHECK OR MONEY ORDER to "Office of Vital Records"
you must include xerox of picture ID
http://www.azdhs.gov/vitalrcd - for application form and more info
Arizona Secretary of State (updated 11/06)
Attn: Authentications & Apostilles
1700 W. Washington, #7
Phoenix, AZ 85007
602-542-4285
Fax: 602-542-1575
Fee: $3/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.azsos.gov/business_services/notary/Apostille.htm


Arkansas
Division of Vital Records (updated 4/06)
Department of Health
Slot 44
4815 West Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205
501-661-2336
Office open: 8AM-4:30PM
Fee: $12/for 1st copy, $10 for each additional copy - Check to "Vital Records"
http://www.healthyarkansas.com/certificates/certificates.html

Secretary of State (updated 4/06)
State Capitol Building
Little Rock, AR 72201
Attn: Corporation
501-682-3409 or 888-233-0325
Fax: 501-682-3510
Fee: $5/Certification, $10/Apostille
Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sosweb.state.ar.us/


California
Office of Vital Records
304 S Street
Sacramento, CA 95814
916-445-2684 (recording)
Fee: $12/doc (for 16-20 wks processing time)
Check to "Office of Vital Records"
You can also charge it for $7 additional fee (for 3 wks processing time)
Fax: 1-800-858-5553
http://www.dhs.cahwnet.gov/

As of 7/99, California prefers you obtain your vital records from the county.
- Here is contact info for all the County Clerks in California

San Diego County Clerk: (current 6/99)
Office Address: The County Administration Center;1600 Pacific Highway, Room
103; San Diego, CA 92101
Mailing Address: San Diego County Assessor/Recorder/Clerk; P.O. Box
121750; San Diego, CA 92112-1750
619-237-0502, Press 20
Fee: $15/doc for birth certificate; $8/doc for death certificate
http://www.co.san-diego.ca.us/cnty/cntydepts/general/assessor/vitals.html


If you need a traveling notary in Sonoma County, CA, please contact
KIM ROJAS at klrojas@nww.net

Office of the Secretary of State (current 4/05)
Notary Public Division
Office Address: 1500 11th St., Second Floor; Sacramento, CA 95814
Mailing address PO Box 942877; Sacramento, CA 94277-0001
916-653-6814
Fee: $20/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
If you come in person, you also pay $6 per different notary "expediting fee"
http://www.ss.ca.gov/business/notary/notary_authentication.htm

If you need a traveling notary in Sacramento, another adoptive Mom is available
to help.
Her name is Jasmine and her email is: supergirljasmine@yahoo.com
Colorado
Vital Records Section
Department of Health
4300 Cherry Creek Drive
South Denver, CO 80222-1530
303-756-4464
Fee: $15 first copy/$6 for additional copies
Check to "Vital Records"

Secretary of State (updated 7/06)
Attention: Licensing Division
1700 Broadway, Suite 300
Denver, CO 80290
303-894-2200, ext 6409
Fee: No fee for notarized documents, $2/doc for Vital Records, if mail in or drop off
$15/doc for notarized documents and $17/doc for Vital Records if "while-you-wait" service,
Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.co.us


Connecticut
Vital Records
Department of Health Services
150 Washington Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-509-7897
Fee: PLEASE CALL
http://www.dph.state.ct.us/PB/HISR/Vital_Records.htm
You have to order Birth Certificates from the town where the birth occured.

Secretary of the State (updated 11/05)
Attn: Authentications
30 Trinity Street
Hartford, CT 06106
860-509-6002
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of the State"
Regular documents are $20 each, but adoption paperwork is only $5 each
http://www.sots.state.ct.us/


Delaware
Office of Vital Statistics (updated 1/07)
Jesse Cooper Building
417 Federal Street
Dover, DL 19901
302-7744-4556/4558/4700
Open: 8AM-4:15PM
Fee: $10per doc
Check to "Vital Statistics"
http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ss/vitalstats.html

Secretary of State (updated 3/06)
Division of Corporations
401 Federal Street
Suite 4
Dover, DE 19901
Attn: Authentications
302-739-6479
Fee: $20 for 1 doc, $30 for 2 or more. Check to "Delaware Secretary of State"
http://www.state.de.us/sos/


District of Columbia
Vital Records Office (updated 6/05)
825 N. Capitol Street, NE
1st Floor
Washington, DC 20002
202-671-5000
8:30AM - 3:30PM
Fee: $23 for form needed for adoption
Check to "DC Treasurer"
http://dchealth.dc.gov/services/vital_records/index.shtm

Marriage Certificates (updated 6/05)
District of Columbia Superior Court
Marriage Bureau
500 Indiana Avenue, NW
Room 4485
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-4840 and press "0" for a Deputy Clerk
Mondays-Fridays: 8:30a.m.-5:00p.m.
Fee: the triple seal certificate fee is $20 (used for adoptions and foreign jurisdictions), plus $10 for
a copy
Money Order payable to "Clerk, D.C. Superior Court"
http://www.dccourts.gov/dccourts/superior/family/marriage.jsp

Notary Commissions and Authentications Section (updated 10/05)
Office Address: One Judiciary Square; 441 4th Street, NW, Room 810-S; Washington, DC
20001
Open 9AM - 1PM
Mailing Address: Office of the Secretary; Executive Office of the Mayor; John A. Wilson
Building;1350 Pennsylvania Avenue NW, Suite 419; Washington, DC 20004
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "DC Treasurer"
202-727-6306
http://os.dc.gov/os/cwp/view,a,1207,q,522462.asp#document


Florida
Vital Statistics (updated 1/06)
1217 N. Pearl St.
Jacksonville, FL 32202
904-359-6932 or 6934
904-359-6900 for recording ext 1029
Office Hours: 8AM-5PM
Fee: birth certificates are $9 for 1st computer generated copy, $4 each additional or
$14 per certified book copy, $4 each additional
$5 Marriage & Divorce (takes 2-3 wks); Rush service: add $10
Make the check to "Office of Vital Statistics"
http://www.doh.state.fl.us/planning_eval/vital_statistics/

If you'd like another Mommy to pick up your Vital Records in ONE day,
contact Pam Eidson at eidson91@comcast.net

NOTE: Florida requires you to get birth records
from Vital Records or they will NOT State Seal them
Department of State (updated 01/06)
Division of Corporations
Notary and Apostille Certification
Office Address: 2661 Executive Center, Circle West; Tallahassee, FL 32301
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 6327; Tallahassee, FL 32314
850-245-6945 or 6975
Fee: $10/doc for State Sealed certificate,
Apostilled docs only cost $20 for marriage/divorce/death decrees that are obtained from
the Circuit Court level. The reason is that the SOS must first certify the Clerk of Circuit Court
and then issue the Apostille for the Clerk of Circuit Court.
Marriage, divorce, and death decrees obtained from the FL Vital Statistics office
are still only $10 for Apostilles.
Money Order, Cashier's Check or Personal Check to "Florida Department of State"
http://notaries.dos.state.fl.us/notproc7.html


Florida Secy of State Branches will no longer do certification after 1/1/06.
All docs must go to Tallahassee. Bummer.

If you would you like an Adoptive Mommy to State Seal your documents,
contact Karen Rubin @ karenaviva@hotmail.com or http://www.tallydocs.com


Georgia
Vital Records Unit (updated 1/02)
2600 Skyland Drive, NE
Atlanta, GA 30319-3640
Phone: 404-679-4701
Fax: 404-524-4278
Office Hours: 8AM-4:45PM
Fee: $10/1st copy, $5/each additional cy of same doc
MONEY ORDER or CASHIER'S CHECK to "Vital Records Service"
For $5 extra you can fax the request and pay by credit card

Divorce certificates are available from the County, not Vital Records

DOCUMENTS OTHER THAN VITAL RECORDS MUST BE COUNTY
AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
- Here is a list of the County Clerks in Georgia

FOR STATE SEALS: (updated 7/04)
Secretary of State
Elections Division
Suite 1104, West Tower
2 Martin Luther King Jr. Dr, SW
Atlanta, GA 30334
Att: Sue Moreland
404-656-2852
http://www.sos.state.ga.us/elections/commissions/default.htm
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"

FOR APOSTILLES: (for countries which signed the Hague agreement) (updated 6/03)
Notary Division
1875 Century Boulevard, Suite 100
Atlanta, GA 30345
404-327-6023
800-304-5175
http://www.gsccca.org/Projects/apost.asp
Fee: $3/apostille, check or money order to "GSCCCA"

Apostilled documents do not need County Seals, but State Sealed still do.

Guam
Office of Vital Statistics (updated 12/98)
Dept of Public Health and Social Services
Government of Guam
PO 2816
Agana, Guam 96910
671-734-4589
Fee: $5, Check to "Treasurer of Guam"

Lt. Governor Authentication Office (updated 7/2006)
ATTN:Helen
RJB Complex - Box 2950
Hagatna, Guam 96932
671-472-8931
Fee: -0- NOTHING, Free!

Hawaii
Vital Records Section (updated 2/99)
State Department of Health
PO Box 3378
Honolulu, HI 96801
808-586-4533
Fee: $10/1st doc, $4/additional copies,
Check to "Hawaii State Department of Health"
http://www.hawaii.gov/doh

All documents except those that are to be APOSTILLED, must go to
the Circuit Court before going to the Lieutenant Governor's office:

In Hawaii, Dr. Alvin Onaka is the official State Registrar, and when you
order a birth or marriage certificate, there must be a "certification
letter" attatched from him. If you include a check or money order made out
to the Chief Clerk First Circuit Court, they will forward the document for
you. If you include another check or money order made out to The Office of
the Lieutenant Governor, they will forward it on for you as well. It is
best if you include express mailers for everyone, and include a letter
asking them to forward it for you.

Circuit Court of the First Circuit (updated 5/99)
Legal Documents Section
777 Punchbowl Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
Attn: Elsie
808-539-4301
Fee: $3/doc
Company Check or Money Order to "Chief Clerk First Circuit Court"

Office of the Lieutenant Governor (current 4/05)
Office Address: 415 South Beretania Street; Honolulu, HI 96813
Mailing Address: PO Box 3226; Honolulu, HI 96801
Phone: 808-586-0255
Fax: 808-586-0231
Fee: $1/doc, Check to "Office of the Lieutenant Governor"

Idaho
Vital Statistics Unit
Department of Health and Welfare
450 West State Street
Statehouse Mail
Boise, ID 83720-9990
208-334-5988

Secretary of State (updated 2/06)
Office Address: 700 W Jefferson, Room 203; Boise ID 83720
Mailing address: PO Box 83720; Boise ID 83720-0080
208-334-2300
Fax: 208-334-2282
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.idsos.state.id.us/

Illinois
Division of Vital Records (updated 9/98)
Department of Public Health
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
217-782-6553
Hours: 8AM-5PM
Fee:$15 for 1st cy, $2 each additional copy
check to "Illinois Department of Public Health"
 http://www.idph.state.il.us/

Illinois Secretary of State (current 5/07)
Index Department
111 E. Monroe
Springfield, IL 62756
217-782-7017
Fax : 217-524-0930
Fee: $2/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.il.us/departments/index/divisions.html - see the Foreign Adoptions Section
about halfway down the page


Secretary of State - Chicago Branch
 (walk - in only!)
17 N. State Street, Suite 1137
Chicago, IL 60602
312-793-2556 (main office)
312-814-2067 (certifications)
Hours: 8:00AM -3:30PM
Fee: $2/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"

Indiana
Indiana State Dept of Health (updated 4/06)
Office of Dept of Vital Records
6 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-233-2700 (Recording)
fee: $10 for 1st cy/$4 for each additional, check to "Indiana State Dept of Health"
http://www.state.in.us/isdh/bdcertifs/birth_and_death_certificates.htm

NOTE: Indiana requires you to get birth records
from Vital Records or they will NOT State Seal them
Marriage certificates are available from the County Clerk in
the county where the marriage license was obtained.

Indiana Secretary of State (current 05/07)
Authentication Department
302 W. Washington Street
Room E-018
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2677
Fee: $0 per document - FREE!
http://www.sos.in.gov (check your notary's info)


Iowa
Vital Records Section (updated 9/97)
Department of Public Health
Lucas Office Building
321 East 12 Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5871
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Department of Public Health"
NOTE: Iowa prefers you get all Vital Records from
the Main Office in Des Moines, NOT at the County
Clerk's office. This way, they can walk your record over
to the Secretary of State's office for the State Seal

Secretary of State (updated 7/04)
Corporate Division
Lucas Building, 1st Floor
321 E 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319
515-281-5204
Fax: 515-242-6556
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.ia.us/

Don't send original documents - send either photo copy of notary
public's sig/stamp and/or vital records/county clerk's sig/stamp or a
list of notary public/vital records/county clerk's names and commission
numbers (listed on stamp). You also need to tell them the date the documents
were notarized.They will send you the state certification forms to attach to the originals.


Kansas
KDHE Office of Vital Statistics (updated 1//04)
1000 SW Jackson Street, Suite 120
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-1500
Fax: 785-368-6368
info@kdhe.state.ks.us
Fee: $12.00 per document, Check to "Vital Statistics"
http://www.kdhe.state.ks.us/vital/


Secretary of State (updated 9/06)
1st Floor Memorial Hall
120 SW 10th Avenue
Topeka, KS 66612-1594
Attn: Georgia Lott
785-296-2239ß
Fax: 785-291-3051
Fee: $7.50/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"


Kentucky
Office of Vital Statistics (updated 4/06)
Department for Health Services
275 East Main Street , 1EA
Frankfort, KY 40621
502-564-4212
Fee: Birth $10/doc, Marriage, Death and Divorce Certificates $6/doc
Check to "Kentucky State Treasurer"
http://chfs.ky.gov/

DOCUMENTS OTHER THAN VITAL RECORDS MUST BE COUNTY
AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Secretary of State (updated 4/06)
Apostilles Branch
700 Capitol Avenue, Rm 156
Frankfort, KY 40601
502-564-7330
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "KY State Treasurer"
http://sos.ky.gov/adminservices/apostilles.htm


Louisiana
Vital Records Registry (updated 10/05)
Office of Public Health
Office Address: 325 Loyola Avenue, Room 102; New Orleans, LA 70112
Mailing Address: PO Box 60630, New Orleans, LA 70160-0630
800-454-9570 or 504-568-5152
Fax: 504-568-5391
Birth Certificate $15.50 for first $15.00 for each after,
Marriage Certificate $5.50 for first, $5.00 for each after.
http://www.oph.dhh.state.la.us/recordsstatistics/vitalrecords/

LA Secretary of State (updated 2/04)
Commissions Department
8549 United Plaza Boulevard
Baton Rouge, LA 70802
225-922-0414
Fax: 225-922-0945
Fee: $10/doc for adoptions, $20/doc for business, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sec.state.la.us/elections/commis/commis-index.htm

Maine
Office of Vital Records (updated 11/05)
11 State House Station
244 Water Street
Augusta, ME 04333
207-287-3181
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Treasurer of the State of Maine"
http://www.maine.gov/dhhs/bohodr/recorder.htm

Department of Secretary of State (updated 11/05)
Notary Public Division
101 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0101
207-624-7650
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.state.me.us/sos/sos.htm


Maryland
Division of Vital Records (update 9/05)
6550 Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown Road Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
410-764-3038
Fee: $12/doc, Check to "Division of Vital Records"
http://mdpublichealth.org/vsa/html/apps.html
DOCUMENTS OTHER THAN VITAL RECORDS MUST BE COUNTY
AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
Here's the Link to all the Circuit Courts in MD

Secretary of State (updated 1/05)
Office Address:16 Francis Street; Jeffrey Building, 1st Floor
Annapolis, MD (right off State circle)
Hours: 8:30a-1:00p and 2:00pm-4:30pm
Mailing address Certification Desk; State House; Annapolis, MD 21401
410-974-5521 ext 5460
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.md.us
 or http://www.sos.state.md.us/Certifications/faq.htm#how


Massachusetts
Massachusetts Registry of Vital Records and Statistics (updated 7/04)
150 Mt. Vernon Street, 1st floor
Dorchester, MA 02125-3105
617-740-2600
Fee: $18/doc in person, $28/doc via mail
$37/doc for 2 week processing,
Check to "Commonwealth of MA"
$44/ doc if using a credit card
http://www.mass.gov/dph/bhsre/rvr/feeincrease.htm


Secretary of the Commonwealth (updated 7/04)
Commissions Office
One Ashburton Place
Room 1719
Boston, MA 02108
617-727-2836
Fee: $6/doc, Check to "Commonwealth of MA"
http://www.sec.state.ma.us/pre/precom/comidx.htm


Michigan
Michigan Vital Records (updated 4/06)
201 Townsend Street
Capitol View Building, 3rd Floor
Lansing, MI 48913
517-335-8656/8666
Fee: $26 for the first copy, $12 for extra copies
You can add $3 to each document, if you'd like them to add the State
   Seal or Apostille
$10 each for RUSH
Check to "State of Michigan"
http://www.michigan.gov/mdch/0,1607,7-132-4645_4702---,00.html
Michigan Department of State: (updated 4/04)
Office of the Great Seal
7064 Crowner Blvd.
Lansing, MI 48918
517-373-2531
You must include a prepaid envelope to use this service
Fee: $1/doc, Check to "State of Michigan"
http://www.michigan.gov/sos
or http://www.sos.state.mi.us/greatse/index.html

If you would you like an Adoptive Daddy to notarize your documents or State Seal them,
  call traveling notary James Nelson @ 734-320-4795 or james.nelson6@att.net

If you would you like an Adoptive Mommy to notarize your documents or State Seal them, call
traveling notary
 Theresa Light @ 734-439-3994 or http://www.ambassadords.com



Minnesota
Section of Vital Statistics (updated 2/99)
Department of Health
717 Delaware Street SE
PO Box 9441
Minneapolis, MN 55440
612-676-5120
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Fee: $14/1 cy, $8/each addt'l cy
Check to "Minnesota Department of Health"
$5 extra handling fee for charge card
http://www.health.state.mn.us


Secretary of State (updated 4/05)
180 State Office Bldg.
100 Martin Luther King, Jr. Blvd.
St. Paul, MN 55155-1299
651-296-2803
Fax: 651-297-5844
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.mn.us/


Mississippi
Vital Records (updated 12/03)
State Department of Health
571 Stadium Dr.
PO Box 1700
Jackson, MS 39215
(601) 576-7960
Fax: (601) 576-7505
Fee: $12 for long form needed for adoption
http://www.msdh.state.ms.us/phs/index.htm


Secretary of State (updated 4/04)
ATTN: Nan Ainsworth
700 North Street
Jackson, MS 39202
Toll Free: 800.256.3494
601.359.1633
Fax: 601.359.1607
Fee: $2/doc, check to "Secretary of State"
 http://www.sos.state.ms.us/
Missouri
Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services (updated 1/05)
Bureau of Vital Records
430 Wildwood
PO Box 570
Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-6387
573-751-6400 will give a recorded message
Fee: $15/doc for birth
Make check to " Missouri Department of Health and Senior Services"
http://www.health.state.mo.us/BirthAndDeathRecords/BirthAndDeathRecords.html

You get your marriage certificate from the Recorder of Deeds in the county where the license was
issued.

Secretary of State (updated 9/06)
Commission Division
Office Address: 600 W. Main, Room 367; Jefferson City, MO 65101
Mailing Address: PO Box 784; Jefferson City, MO 65102
573-751-2336
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "State Director of Revenue"
http://www.sos.mo.gov/business/commissions/certify.asp

Missouri requires a cover letter stating complete name and address, the country the
family is adopting from, gender of child adopting (if known) and number of children
adopting.
The cost is $10 per document, but each family only has to pay a maximum of $100 - after
that,
verifications are free!

Would you like an Adoptive Mommy to hand-carry your documents through the Missouri
Secretary of State?
Contact Johnna Horn at HORNx5@charter.net



Montana
Department of Public Health and Human Services (updated 4/03)
111 North Sanders
Room 205
Helena, MT 59604
406-444-4228
Fee: $5/birth certificate
http://www.dphhs.state.mt.us
 or http://virtual.state.mt.us/dph_l2.htm

Secretary of State (updated 7/04)
Notary Division
1236 East 6th
Helena, MT 59620
406-444-5379
Fax: 406-444-3976
Fee: $10/doc
lithompson@state.mt.us
http://sos.state.mt.us/
Montana requires that you specify if you want an
apostille or authentication and will not make an assumption
based on the country you are adopting from.


Nebraska
Vital Records/Records Management (updated 3/04)
Health and Human Services System
301 Centennial Mall South
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509
402-471-2871
Fee: $8 for birth certificates, $7 for marriage, death or divorce decrees
http://www.hhs.state.ne.us/ced/cedindex.htm


NE Secretary of State (updated 11/06)
Mail In: PO Box 95104; Suite 1301;Lincoln, NE 68509
Walk In:1445 K Street; 1301 State Capitol Building; Lincoln, NE 68508
402-471-2558
Fax: 402-471-4429
Fee: $10/doc, check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.ne.us/business/notary/not_auth.html




Nevada
Division of Health/Vital Statistics (updated 12/03)
505 East King Street
Room 102
Carson City, NV 89701-4749
775-684-4242
Fax: 775-684-4156
Fee: $13 per birth certificate
http://health2k.state.nv.us/forms/formindex.htm

Secretary of State (updated 12/03)
Capitol Complex
202 N. Carson St.
Carson City, NV 89701-3714
775-684-5708
Fax: 775-684-5725
Fee: $20/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
Turnaround time is 5-10 days! You can expedite
For an additional $25 per document

I've been told if you show up in person, they'll expedite your dossier within 4 hours for an extra
$125
http://www.sos.state.nv.us/
New Hampshire
NEW HAMPSHIRE DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS ADMINISTRATION
REGISTRATION / CERTIFICATION (updated 9/05)
29 Hazen Drive
Concord, NH 03301-6527
603-271-4654
Fee: $12/doc, check to "New Hampshire Vital Records"
http://www.sos.nh.gov/vitalrecords/


New Hampshire Dept. of State (updated 11/05)
107 N. Main St.
Concord, NH 03301
603-271-3242
Fee: $10/doc
http://www.sos.nh.gov/


New Jersey
NJ Vital Statistics - Customer Service Unit (updated 11/03)
Department of Health
Office Address: H&A Bldg, 5th Floor; Warren and Market Streets ;Trenton, NJ 08625
Mailing Address: PO Box 370; Trenton, NJ 08625-0370
609-292-4087
FAX: 609-392-4292
Fee: $4/1st doc, $2/each addt'l for regular processing,
additional $22.75 for fax service
BE SURE TO TELL THEM YOU NEED THE LONG FORM
http://www.state.nj.us/health/vital/vital.htm

NOTE: New Jersey requires you to get marriage and birth
records from Vital Records or they will NOT State Seal them

Secretary of State of New Jersey (updated 9/05)
Dept of Treasury, Division of Revenue
Office Address Attn: Notary Section, Business Service Bureau; 225 West State Street Third
Floor Trenton, NJ 08608-1001
Hours: 8:30AM-4:45 PM
Mailing Address: PO Box 452; Trenton, NJ 08625-0452
609-292-9292 option 4
For questions about NJ notarizations: 1-609-633-8258

Instead of the usual $25 per document, the fee is now $5 per document for adoption.
The turnaround time is anywhere from 3-7 business days.
Instead of the usual $40 per document for expedited service, the fee is now
$20 per document for adoption. The turnaround time is 8 1/2 business hours, if you use a
courier.
3 business days if you use FedEx. Check to "The Treasurer, State of New Jersey"
 http://www.nj.gov/njbgs


New Mexico
New Mexico Vital Records and Health Statistics (updated 12/03)
1105 St. Francis Drive
Santa Fe, NM 87502
505-827-0121
Fee: $10/doc, check to "New Mexico Vital Records"
http://dohewbs2.health.state.nm.us/VitalRec

Secretary of State (updated 12/03)
State Capitol, North Complex
325 Don Gaspar Avenue, Suite 300
Santa Fe, NM 87503
800-477-3632
505-827-3600
Fax: 505-827-3634
Fee: $3/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
All orders processed within 24 hours
http://www.sos.state.nm.us/


New York
Vital Records Section (updated 11/04)
NY Department of Health
Attn: Certification Unit
P.O. Box 2602
Albany, NY 12220-2602
or
800 N. Pearl Street, 2nd Floor
Manands, NY 12204
518-474-3075
http://www.health.state.ny.us/nysdoh/consumer/vr.htm
or http://www.health.state.ny.us/
go to website for fees

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For New York City: (updated 2/05)
Bureau of Vital Records
Department of Health of New York City
125 Worth Street
New York, NY 10013
212-788-4521, 4522 and 4523
Fax: 1-800-908-9146
Fee: $15 per Birth Certificate per certified copy, plus a $5.50 mailing and service charge per
order.
Money Order to "New York City Department of Health"
Ask For "Vault Copy Long Form with Letter of Exemplification"
Website: http://www.ci.nyc.ny.us/html/doh/home.html

Marriage Certificates
All marriage certificates, except for the 5 NYC boroughs, are available through NY State Vital
Records Office.
All marriage certificates for any of the 5 NYC boroughs are available through the NYC Clerk's
Office:
City Clerk's Office
Municipal Building
1 Centre Street, Room 252
New York, NY 10007
(212) 669-2400 or (212) 669-8090
8:30 AM to 4:00 PM
6 weeks service by mail, Same day service in person
Website:http://nycmarriagebureau.com/about/recordroom.html
MONEY ORDER ONLY to "Office of City Clerk of NY"
Fee: $35 for first certified copy; $30 for each additional certified copy.
Ask For "Long Form Copy with Live Signature" for use for foreign adoption.
If you would like expedited service for NYC vital records or for document certification or
authentication in NYC,
please contact Ms. Patti Urban and Mr. Chris Moore at http://www.Legal-Eaze.com. E-mail them
for info at NYOffice@Legal-Eaze.com.
NOTARIZED DOCUMENTS AND NY CITY VITAL RECORDS MUST BE COUNTY
AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
. Here is a List of all the County Clerks in New York

The new phone number for Norman Goodman's office is now 646.386.5956
Brooklyn County Clerk
360 Adams St., Room 190
Brooklyn, NY 11201
(718) 643-7037
fax: (718) 643-8187


Secretary of State (current 2/05)
Certification Unit
123 William Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY 10038
212-417-5684
Fee: $10/doc, check or MONEY ORDER to "Secretary of State"
Note: All NY documents can be processed through the NYC SOS office.

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Miscellaneous Records (updated 2/05)
Department of State
41 State St.
Albany, NY 12231
518-474-8642
Fee: $10/doc, check or MONEY ORDER to "Secretary of State"
http://www.dos.state.ny.us/



North Carolina
Vital Records Section (updated 4/04)
1903 MSC (Mail Service Center)
Raleigh, NC 27699-1903
919-733-3526/3000
Fee: $15/1st copy, $5/each addt'l
http://vitalrecords.dhhs.state.nc.us/

Note: Notarized Documents must have embossed seal with County
and State on seal - some notaries have incorrect seal

NC Secretary of State (updated 7/2005)
Authentication Division
Office Address: 2 S. Salisbury Street; 1st Floor - ORB; Raleigh, NC 27601-2903
Mailing Address: PO Box 29622; Raleigh, NC 27626-0622
919-807-2140 or 919-807-2131
Fee $10/doc, check to "Secretary of State"
authen@sosnc.com
http://www.secretary.state.nc.us/authen/



North Dakota
Division of Vital Records (updated 11/04)
State Capitol
600 East Boulevard Avenue
Bismarck, ND 58505
701-328-2360
Fax: 701-328-1850
Fee: Birth Cert: $7 for 1st cy, $4 for additional cys of same record
Marriage Cert: $5 for 1st cy, $2 for additional cys of same record
Check to "Vital Records"
http://www.vitalnd.com/

Secretary of State (updated 11/04)
600 E. Blvd Ave, Dept 108
Bismarck, ND 58505-0500
701-328-2900
Fax: 701-328-1690
Fee: $10/document, check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.state.nd.us/sec/



Ohio
Division of Vital Statistics (updated 3/01)
Department of Health
35 East Chestnut Street
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
614-466-2531
Fee: $9/doc regular service, $17.95 for expedited service
Note: You can also get a certified copy from your county health dept
http://www.ODH.STATE.OH.US

DOCUMENTS OTHER THAN VITAL RECORDS MUST BE COUNTY
AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
UNLESS THEY WERE NOTARIZED BY AN ATTORNEY
. Here is a list of the County Clerks in Ohio

Secretary of State (updated 8/05)
Elections Division
Borden Bldg,
180 East Broad Street
15th Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
Phone: 614-466-2585
Toll free: 877-767-6446
Fax: 614-544-0649
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Ohio Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.oh.us/sos/
If you would like a courier to take your documents in to the OH Sec of State
contact Pam Hook at PamBR3@aol.com
or
Darlene Watkins at dd_watkins1@msn.com Darlene is also a traveling notary.



0klahoma

BIRTH RECORDS:
Vital Records Service (updated 11/05)
Oklahoma Department of Health
1000 Northeast 10th Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73117
405-271-4040
$10/doc, CHECK OR MONEY ORDER to "Vital Records Service"
http://www.health.state.ok.us


MARRIAGE & DIVORCE CERTIFICATES:
Oklahoma County Official Contact Information

As of November 1, 2004 Documents no longer need County Seals!

Oklahoma Secretary of State (current 5/05)
Certifications Office
State Capital Building
2300 N. Lincoln Blvd., Room 101
Oklahoma City, OK 73105
405-521-3911
$20/doc, CASHIERS CHECK OR MONEY ORDER to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.ok.us



Oregon
Oregon Vital Records (updated 2/04)
Office address: 800 NE Oregon St. #205
Portland OR 97232
Mailing address: PO Box 14050
Portland OR 97293
503-731-4108
Fax: (503) 234-8417
$20/1st doc, $15/ea. addt'l.
Expedite with Cred Card, next day, addt'l $12.50
Make Cashiers check out to Oregon Health Division
http://www.dhs.state.or.us/publichealth/chs/certif/certfaqs.cfm


Secretary of State (updated 2/04)
Corporation Division, Notary Public Section
255 Capitol St, NE; Suite 151
Salem, OR 97310-1327
503-986-2593
Fee: $10/doc
e-mail: oregon.notary@state.or.us
 http://www.filinginoregon.com/notary/howtoauth.htm




Pennsylvania
Division of Vital Records (updated 1/99)
Department of Health
Central Building
101 South Mercer Street
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
724-656-3100 or 724-656-3143
Normal processing time - 6 weeks from date check is cashed
http://www.health.state.pa.us


PA child abuse clearances and criminal checks
forms: http://www.dpw.state.pa.us

Department of State (current 5/07)
210 North Office Bldg.
Harrisburg, PA 17120
717-787-5280
Fee: $15/doc, Check to "Commonwealth of Pennsylvania"
Pennsylvania will not accept raised notary seals - all notaries
must notarize using a rubber stamp (it's okay to use both, but not raised seals only).

If you would like a courier to take your documents in to the PA Sec of State
contact Pat Steele at acornacres@pa.net or http://paperchasing4u.tripod.com/courier



Puerto Rico
Demographic Registry (updated 5/04)
Department of Health Puerto Rico
PO Box 11854
Fernandez Juncos Station
San Juan, PR 00910
787-767-9120
Fee: $5 for 1st copy, $4 for each additional copy of Birth, Death, Marriage or Divorce certificate
Money order should be made payable to "Secretary of the Treasury." Personal checks are not
accepted.
All applications must be accompanied by a photocopy of an of a recent, valid IDENTIFICATION
OF APPLICANT.
http://www.salud.gov.pr/RD/indexRD.htm

Puerto Rico Department of State (updated 5/04)
Certifications and Regulations Division
PO Box 9023271
San Juan, PR 00902-3271
Attn: Elba Torres
787-723-4334
787-725-7303
Fee: $3/doc, MONEY ORDER ONLY to "Secretary of the Treasury Department"
http://www.estado.gobierno.pr/

When sending documents by UPS, must delete P.O. Box and add:
"San Francisco and corner w/San Jose St."



Rhode Island
Division of Vital Records (updated 11/00)
Department of Health
3 Capitol Hill, Room 101
Providence, RI 02908-5097
401-222-2231
Office open: 8:30AM-4:00PM
Fee: $15/doc, $10/additional copies (takes 6-8 weeks)
RUSH: $20/doc, $10 additional copy (takes about 2 weeks)
Check to "Rhode Island General Treasurer"

Secretary of State
(updatedAttn: Notary Division
148 W. River Street
Providence, RI 02904-2615
401-2222-1487
Fee: $5/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"




South Carolina
SC DHEC, Office of Vital Records (updated 4/06)
2600 Bull Street
Columbia, SC 29201
803-898-3630 or 3631
Fee: $12/doc, $3 each additional copy. Check to "Vital Records"
Expedited Service: $5/document
http://www.scdhec.net/vr/

Secretary of State (updated 4/06)
1205 Pendleton Street, Suite 525
Columbia, SC 29201
803-734-2512 or 2119
Fee: $2/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.scsos.com/


South Dakota
Vital Records (updated 1/04)
South Dakota Department of Health
600 East Capitol Avenue
Pierre, SD 57501-2536
605-773-4961
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "South Dakota Department of Health"
http://www.state.sd.us/doh/vitalrec/vital.htm


Secretary of State (updated 5/05)
Attn: Notary Division
500 East Capitol Street, Suite 204
Pierre, SD 57501
605-773-3537
Fax: 605-773-3539
Fee: $5/doc, Check to " Secretary of State"
http://www.sdsos.gov/aa/




Tennessee
Vital Records (updated 2/98)
421 5th Avenue North
1st Floor
Central Services Building
Nashville, TN 37247
615-741-1763
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Tennessee Vital Records"

DOCUMENTS OTHER THAN VITAL RECORDS MUST BE COUNTY
AUTHENTICATED BEFORE GOING TO THE SECRETARY OF STATE
- Here is a list of the County Clerks in Tennessee
 (look under Tennessee County Home Pages)

Secretary of State (updated 11/05)
Attn: Notary Divison
312 Eighth Ave North
Sixth Floor
William R. Snodgrass Tower
Nashville, TN 37243
615-741-3699
Fax: 615-741-7310
Fee: $2/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.state.tn.us/sos/




Texas
Bureau of Vital Statistics (updated 1/05)
Department of Health
Office Address 1100 West 49th Street; Austin, TX 78756-3191
Mailing Address PO Box 12040; Austin, TX 78711-2040
512-458-7111 or 888-963-7111
Fee: $11/birth certificate, check to "Bureau of Vital Statistics"
http://www.tdh.state.tx.us/bvs/registra/certcop.htm
NOTE: Texas requires you to get birth certificates from Vital Records or they will NOT
State Seal them
Marriage records are obtained from the County Clerk

Secretary of State (updated 10/05)
For Vital Records:
Secretary of State
Statutory Document Division
1019 Brazos, Room B-13
Austin, Texas 78701

For Notarized Documents:
Secretary of State
Notary Public Section
1019 Brazos, Room 214
Austin, Texas 78701

For entire dossiers, you can send everything to Notary Public Section
Phone: 512-463-5650
Fee: For Adoption Only: $10/doc, maximum amount $100 per child. Check to "Secretary of
State"
Form 2103 must be completed and submitted by family. http://www.sos.state.tx.us

All other documents documents are $15 each.

Texas no longer allows adoption agencies to send requests for certifications
or apostilles. Requests and payments must come directly from the adopting
parents.

If you would like a courier to take your documents in to the TX Sec of State
contact Alexa Hinda at alexa@paperchasing.com


Utah
Office of Vital Records (updated 5/04)
Department of Health
Office Address: Cannon Health Building; 288 North 1460 West; PO Box 16700; Salt Lake City,
UT 84116-0700
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 141012 ; Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
801-538-6105, 6380, 6843
Fee: $15/doc for birth, $9/doc for divorce or marriage
Email Address: vrequest@utah.gov
http://health.utah.gov/vitalrecords/


Utah Notary & Authentication Office (updated 6/06)
State Capital Complex
Room E-325
SLC, UT 84114
attn: Spencer
801-538-1041
801-538-1513
801-538-1977
Fax: 801-538-1557
Fee: $5 for vital records (birth/marriage certificates), $10 Apostilles
$15 for all 'other' documents
Money Orders and Cashier's checks to "STATE OF UTAH"
http://governor.utah.gov/authentications/default.htm


Vermont
Vital Records Section (updated 6/99)
Department of Health
Box 70
80 Main Street
Burlington, VT 05402
802-863-7275
Fee: $7/document

For Vermont, if the marriage or birth certificates are dated before 1991
they are archived. You would have to call a different number to get copies:

Vermont Public Records (updated 12/99)
Reference & Research
U.S. Route 2 - Middlesex
Drawer 33
Montpelier. VT 05633-7601
802-828-3286

Office of the Secretary of State (updated 4/04)
26 Terrace St.
Drawer 9
Montpelier, VT 05609-1103
Attn: Kathy Watters
802-828-2308 or 802-825-2363
Fee: $2/doc
http://www.sec.state.vt.us/


Virginia
VDH, Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics (current 2/05)
Office Address: 1601 Willow Lawn Drive, Suite 275; Richmond, VA 23220
Mailing Address: PO Box 1000; Richmond, VA 23218-1000
804-662-6200
Fee: $12/doc
Check to "State Health Department"
http://www.vdh.virginia.gov


Requests for authentications can be filled when ordering your vital record.
The cost is $10.00 per authentication which is paid to the Secretary of the
Commonwealth. When you mail in your request, make the check for the
authentication payable to the "Secretary of the Commonwealth." The Secretary's
office is not housed within the Office of Vital Records and must be forwarded to
that office for processing.

If you get your marriage certificate from the County Clerk instead of the Vital Records office,
you must have the record triple sealed - two seals from the Clerk of the Court, and one seal
from the Judge of the Circuit Court - attached to your marriage certificate before you send it to
the Secretary of the Commonwealth.

Secretary of the Commonwealth (updated 6/05)
1111 East Broad Street, 4th Floor
Richmond, VA 23219
804-786-2441
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of the Commonwealth"
http://www.commonwealth.virginia.gov/


Virgin Islands
U.S. Virgin Islands Department of Health (updated 4/00)
Vital Statistics
Knud Hansen Complex
St. Thomas, VI 00801
340-774-1734
Fee: $15/birth certificate

Clerk of the Territorial Court (updated 8/99)
P.O. Box 70
Veterans Drive
St. Thomas, VI 00804
340-774-6680
Fee: $2/doc

U.S. Virgin Islands (updated 2/06)
Office of the Lieutenant Governor
Attn: Anna Lewis
1131 King Street
Suite 101
Christiansted
St. Croix, VI 00820
340.773.6459 ext 3104
Fax: 340-774-6593
Fee: $25.00/doc money order or check
http://www.gov.vi/



Washington
Vital Records (updated 4/00)
PO Box 9709
Olympia, WA 98507-9709
(360)236-4300
(360)236-4313 for 1-day turnaround charge card service
Fee: $13/doc for 5 week turnaround
Check to "Department of Health"
Charge Card $23 for one day turnaround

Office of the Secretary of State (current 01/06)
Secretary of State Office
Corporation Division-Apostille and Certificate Program
801 Capitol Way South
P.O. Box 40228
Olympia, WA 98504-0228
Telephone: (360) 586-2268 or 360/586-7524
Fax: (360) 586-5629
email: mail@secstate.wa.gov
Fee: $15/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"



West Virginia
Vital Registration Office (updated 8/06)
Room 165
350 Capitol Street
Charleston, WV 25301
304-558-2931
fee: $10/doc for birth & marriage certificates after 1964
http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/oehp/hsc/vr/birtcert.htm

West Virginia Secretary Of State (updated 4/05)
Building 1, Suite 157K
1900 Kanawha Blvd.E
Charleston, WV 25305
Attn: Amanda Osborn
304.558.6000
fee: $10 per doc/$5 for each additional doc w/same notary
Mail to: aosborn@wvsos.com
http://www.wvsos.com/execrecords/other/authentication.htm



Wisconsin
Vital Records (updated 1/99)
1 West Wilson Street, Room 158
Madison, WI 53702
608-266-1374
Fee: Birth Cert= $12/1st cy, $2 each addt'l
Marriage Cert=$7/1st cy, $2 each addt'l
http://www.dhfs.state.wi.us/vitalrecords/

Secretary of State (updated 1/07)
Certification Desk
Office Address: 30 W Mifflin St; 10th Floor; Madison, WI 53702
Mailing Address: P.O. Box 7848; Madison, WI 53703
Phone: 608-266-5503
FAX: 608-267-6813
FAX Contact: 608-266-1437
Fee: $10/doc, Check to "Secretary of State"
http://www.sos.state.wi.us/apostilles.htm

Check with the Secretary of State, I have been informed
they prefer you fill out a "certificate request form" without
sending in the original document



Wyoming
Wyoming Department of Health (updated 4/06)
Preventive Health and Safety Division
Hathaway Building
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-777-7591
Fee: $12/doc, Cashier's Check or Money Order only
For faster service and for the small fee of $30.25, you can fax all the
pertinent info. Call: 307-777-6555
In that case, you have to provide a credit card#.
http://wdhfs.state.wy.us/vital_records/

Wyoming Secretary of State (updated 4/06)
The Capitol Building
200 West 24th Street
Cheyenne, WY 82002
Phone: 307-777-5860
Fax: 307-777-7640
TTY: 307-777-5351
Fee: $3/doc
Email: kdagos@state.wy.us
http://soswy.state.wy.us/authenti/authenti.htm



Born Overseas to American Parents

Vital Records Section - Passport Office (updated 7/04)
1111 19th Street
Suite 510
Washington, DC 20522-1705
202-955-0307
Fee: $30/1st cy, $20/each addt'l
Make check or money order out to: "Department of State"
You can find instructions on line at: http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_828.html


The birth certificate you need for adoption is called a "DS-1350." Call first
or read http://www.travel.state.gov/passport/get/first/first_828.html to get a handle on everything
you need to send them. WARNING! They take 4-8 weeks to process your request!

Once you get it, unless you are using this in a country that signed the Hague Agreement of 1961,
it is ready to go to the Embassy. You do not need a State Seal or Federal Seal on this document.
If you are using this in a country that requires Apostilles (like Russia or Kazakhstan) ask the
Passport Office to Apostille the DS-1350 when you order it.

				
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