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Kentucky Birth Certificates From Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics

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Kentucky Birth Certificate Types

  • Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. Birth certificates are available for all births that took place in Kentucky from 1911 to the present.
  • Stillbirth Certificate – You may also obtain certified copies of stillbirth certificates, but only a limited number are on record prior to 1939.
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Regular Birth Certificate

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Stillbirth Birth Certificate

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Who can order?

Under Kentucky law, birth certificates are not public records, so you can only obtain a copy of a birth certificate if you are:

The registrant (the person whose name appears on the document)

An immediate family member of the registrant

Kentucky Vital Statistics Agency Information

Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, stillbirth, death, marriage, and divorce that occurred in the state of Kentucky. Kentucky has been maintaining most of its vital records since 1911. 

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

Kentucky Birth Certificates

The Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics’ official page for more information.

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