Ordering Birth Certificates


StorkThe Office of Vital Statistics has five methods available for making a request for a birth certificate: regular mail, priority mail, telephone, internet, and walk-in customer service. Detailed instructions are available at each link below. Birth certificates began being filed with the Office July 1, 1911.

Some Delayed Certificates of Birth are on file with dates of birth dating back to the 1860's. In 1940, statutory authority was received by the Office which allowed individuals still alive in 1940 and later with no prior birth record filed to submit certain documentation to file a Delayed Certificate of Birth. A request for a Delayed Certificate of Birth is made in the same manner as one for a regular birth certificate – just specify the date of birth. If the date specified is between the late 1860's and July 1, 1911, a Delayed Certificate of Birth search will be conducted.

For additional instructions, click on an Ordering Method.

ORDERING METHOD

DESCRIPTION

COST

PROCESSING TIME

WALK-IN

Go to Curtis State Office Bldg., 1000 SW Jackson, Ste. 120, Topeka, KS 66612. Open 9 a.m. - 4 p.m. weekdays.Payment made by cash, check, money order, or credit card.

$15 for each certified copy.

Around 15 - 20 minutes provided there is no difficulty in locating the record

INTERNET

Access www.vitalchek.com any time. Payment made by credit card.

$15 for each certified copy.

Within 3 to 5 business days after receipt in our office

TELEPHONE

Call (785) 296-3253 between 8:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. Central Time weekdays.Payment made by credit card.

$15 for each certified copy PLUS $11.00 expedited service fee.

Within 3 to 5 business days after receipt in our office

REGULAR MAIL

Send request by regular mail. Payment made by check or money order.

$15 for each certified copy.

Dependent upon current request volume - 5 to 10 business days

PRIORITY MAIL

Send by any type of priority mail service. Payment made by check or money order.

$15 for each certified copy.

Within 3 to 5 business days after receipt in our office