Order official South Dakota Birth Certificates and Vital Records online

How do I get a South Dakota birth certificate?

In South Dakota, birth certificates are issued by the South Dakota Department of Health. Here's how you can obtain a birth certificate:

Determine your eligibility:

You are eligible to request a copy of your own birth certificate if you are at least 18 years old. If you are not yet 18, you will need to have a parent or legal guardian request the certificate for you. You can also request the birth certificate of your child, spouse, or parent.

Gather the required information:

To order a birth certificate, you will need to provide the following information:

  • • The full name of the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.

  • • The date and place of birth.

  • • The full names of the birth parents.

  • • Your relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.

  • • Your full name, address, and telephone number.

Choose your method of ordering:

There are two ways to order a birth certificate in South Dakota:

  • Online: You can order a birth certificate online through VitalChek, an official third-party vendor. There is an additional fee for this service.

  • By mail: You can download and print the Birth Certificate Request Form from the South Dakota Department of Health website, complete it, and mail it along with a check or money order to the address listed on the form.

Pay the required fee:

The fee for a certified copy of a birth certificate in South Dakota is $15. Additional fees may apply if you order online or request expedited service.

Receive your birth certificate:

Once your request is received and processed, you will receive a certified copy of the birth certificate by mail. The processing time may vary depending on the method of ordering and the volume of requests received.

It's important to note that South Dakota also offers expedited processing for an additional fee. You can find more information on the South Dakota Department of Health website or by contacting them directly.

Vital Records - State Department of Health

Address207 E Missouri Ave, Ste 1-A, Pierre, SD 57501
Phone number(605) 773-4961