How do I get a Kentucky birth certificate?
- • To order a birth certificate in Kentucky, the requester must be 18 years of age or older and must be the person named on the certificate or an immediate family member, legal representative, or designated representative.
- • The requester must provide valid identification, such as a driver's license, passport, or state-issued ID.
- • For birth certificates, the requester must provide the full name of the person on the certificate, the date and place of birth, the full name of the mother (including maiden name), and the full name of the father (if listed on the certificate).
- • Birth certificates and other vital records can be ordered online through the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics website, by mail, or in person.
- • To order online, visit the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics website and follow the instructions to order a birth certificate or other vital record. Payment can be made by credit card.
- • To order by mail, download and complete the appropriate form from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics website and mail it along with a copy of your valid identification and payment to the address listed on the form.
- • To order in person, visit the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort, KY, or a local health department office that provides vital records services. Payment can be made by cash, check, or credit card.
- • The fee for a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate is $10 per copy.
- • Additional copies ordered at the same time are $6 each.
- • Fees for other vital records vary. Check the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics website for current fee information.