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What It Is

The Office of Vital Statistics (OVS) has on file birth records of persons born in Kentucky from 1911 to present day. OVS does not have records of birth prior to 1911, except delayed records of birth established by affidavits and documentary evidence.

Birth Certificate Purchases

For birth certificate purchase options, please visit the OVS Certificate Purchase Options page.

Information Needed for Certificate Request

  • Full name at birth of person born in Kentucky
  • The month, day and year of birth
  • The county of birth
  • The mother's full maiden name
  • The father's name (if applicable)

Additional Information Needed:

  • Requester's name and address where the certificate is to be mailed
  • Telephone number where you can be reached during the day from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Eastern time
  • The number of copies being ordered

Enclose a check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer to cover the cost of each certificate ordered and mail to:

Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street, 1E-A
Frankfort, KY  40621

How to Request Original Birth Records of Children Born Abroad Adopted by U.S. Citizens
For more information visit the Immigration and Naturalization Service website. If establishing a Kentucky foreign birth record visit the OVS Foreign Birth page.

Documentation