Vital Records - Birth and Death Certificates


  • To register all birth and deaths occurring in Jefferson County             
  • To maintain accurate birth and death register
  • To assure all vital records are complete accurately
  • To prepare certified copies to the public upon request
  • To amend original birth and death records when needed
  • To be available to the public for notarizing paternity affidavits when needed
  • To keep abreast of all state rules and regulations
  • To assist local hospital and funeral homes with questions regarding records
  • To maintain a good working relationship with the State of Oregon Vital records office
  • To forward all original records to the State of Oregon office in a timely manner
  • To keep copies of the original record for at least 6 months for certified copies

You may order a certified copy of a Birth or Death Certificate in person for up to 6 months following the event.  

  1. You will need to fill out a short form.
  2. You will need a picture identification card (ex: driver's license, state issued identification card)
  3. The cost for all certified vital records is $25.00
  4. To order by mail see the links below for the Jefferson County Public Health Vital Records order form. Include a check payable to Jefferson County Public Health, and mail to Jefferson County Public Health.
  5. Please allow at least one week for delivery.

To order a record for an event older than 6 months old, please contact the State of Oregon Vital Records office.

State of Oregon Vital Records Unit

Center for Health Statistics

PO Box 14050

Portland, OR  97293-9919

Phone: (971) 673-1203

Oregon Birth Record Order Form