Certain vital records in the state registry are available online. Those conducting onsite research may also access and copy vital records through our Reference Room. Pursuant to 18 V.S.A. § 5002, there are no restrictions on public access to Vermont vital records.
Unlike certified copies, informational copies cannot be used for legal purposes.
Vermont birth, marriage, and death records from 1760-2008 are available through Ancestry.com which is a subscription service. Vermont residents can research and print Vermont vital records for free on Ancestry.com through an account on MyVermont.gov. For more information about accessing the records through MyVermont.gov, please see this FAQ.
Vermont birth, marriage, and death records in the Vermont Vital Registry System from 1760 to 2003 are available through FamilySearch.org.
For those who are unable to conduct their own research, requests for informational copies may be submitted via U.S. mail to the address listed on the form, or the email address listed in the right sidebar. Researchers may submit up to two requests at a time. We ask that researchers wait to hear back from us before submitting additional requests.
IMPORTANT NOTICE: New requirements for the safety and security of birth and death certificates go into effect on July 1, 2019. These changes will provide better protection against misuse of these legal documents and reduce the potential for identity theft. The changes also streamline the statewide system for creating, storing and tracking birth and death certificates. More information is available from the Vermont Department of Health.