Birth and Death Certificates

The Health Department does not provide copies of official birth and death certificates locally. They must be obtained from the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics.

Northern Kentucky residents wishing to obtain an official copy of a birth or death certificate have four options:

  1. Go to one of the Health Department’s county health centers to obtain a birth or death certificate application. The health centers are generally open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday-Friday. The Health Department’s staff can provide help filling out the application, but you are responsible for mailing the completed application to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort.
  2. Call the VitalChek Call Center at 1-800-241-8322 to order a copy of the birth or death certificate by phone. Note that you must have a major credit card to pay for the processing and mailing of the certificate when ordering by phone.
  3. Order the birth or death certificate online at http://www.vitalcheck.com. Note that you must have a major credit card to pay for the processing and mailing of the certificate when ordering online.
  4. Go to the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort to request a copy in person. The office is located at 275 E. Main St., Frankfort, Ky. and is open from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., Monday-Friday, excluding state holidays.

Please note:  The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics has specific procedures that must be followed in order to obtain birth or death certificates.  These procedures can change without notice.  Please read their Business Procedure for Accepting Walk-In/Mail/Phone Orders before attempting to obtain any records.