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Vital records fees increasing January 1

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Vital records fees will be increasing statewide by five dollars beginning on January 1 to fund the re-engineering and integration of the statewide vital records system.

The increase means you will pay $20 instead of $15 from January 1, 2014 until July 1, 2019 when the fee will reverts back to $15.

The fee increase includes the following vital records transactions:

- Searches for birth, death, marriage, and fetal death certificates, which include a certified copy of the record if found.
- Additional certified copies of the same record that was searched as stated above.
- Newborn certified birth certificates issued to new parents by the State office after registration.
- Administrative processing at the State level, including but not limited to:
    - Adoption
    - Amendment
    - Legal Change of Name
    - Delayed Certificate
    - Court-Ordered Amendment
    - Court-Ordered Delayed Certificate
    - Court-Ordered Re-Establishment and/or Dis-Establishment
    - Search for supporting documents on file

If you have questions, contact your county recorder's office.
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