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Processing Times for Birth/Death
Applications and Orders

Birth Applications/Orders

All processing times are based upon application/order receipt date and do not include delivery time. Processing times may be delayed to resolve application/order information issues.

  • Online orders through VitalChek:
    • 1997 to present - 1 weeks
    • 1967 to 1996 - 2 weeks
    • Pre-1967 - 9 weeks
  • Paper applications/orders mailed to the Division of Vital Records:
    • 1997 to present – 19 weeks
    • 1967 to 1996 – 19 weeks
    • Pre-1967 – 19 weeks

Death Applications/Orders

All processing times are based upon application/order receipt date and do not include delivery time.

  • Online orders through VitalChek:
    • 2012 to present – 2 weeks
    • 1970 to 2012 – 2 weeks
    • Pre-1970 – 2 weeks
  • Paper applications/orders mailed to the Division of Vital Records:
    • 2012 to present – 4 weeks
    • 1970 to 2012 – 4 weeks
    • Pre-1970 – 4 weeks

Birth Corrections

  • Under 6 months - 4 weeks
  • Adoption - 5 weeks
  • Regular - 13 weeks

Public Office Average Birth/Death Processing Times

Services and processing times vary from office to office. Click on Public Offices for the list of services available and processing times at each location.