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District of Columbia

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $23.00

Address:
Vital Records Division
899 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Remarks: Office has birth records since 1874.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to DC Treasurer. A copy of a government issued picture identification must accompany each request. To verify current fees and obtain general information, the telephone number is (202) 671-5000.  This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the District of Columbia Department of Health website.

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $18.00

Address:
Vital Records Division
899 North Capitol Street NE
Washington, DC 20002

Remarks: Office has death records since 1855 but no death records were filed during the Civil War.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to DC Treasurer. A copy of a government issued picture identification must accompany each request. To verify current fees and obtain general information, the telephone number is (202) 671-5000.  This will be a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the District of Columbia Department of Health website.

Marriage

 

Event: Marriage

Cost of copy: $10.00

Address:
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm. 4485
Washington, DC 20001

Remarks: Marriage information (202) 879-4840

Divorce

 

Event: Divorce (Court)

Cost of copy: $6.50

Address:
DC Superior Court
500 Indiana Avenue, NW, Rm. 4335
Washington, DC 20001

Remarks: Records since September 16, 1956.

Divorce information (202) 879-1261


Event: Divorce (Court)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address:
Clerk, U.S. District Court for the District of Columbia
Washington, DC 20001

Remarks: Records before September 16, 1956.

 

 
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