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Q: How much do birth certificates cost? ORDER NOW

The cost of a birth record is $12.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for each additional copy of the same record that is ordered at the same time. If you choose to order online through Vital Records, a $5.00 standard processing fee and a $1.85 non-refundable identity verification fee will be charged in addition to the cost of any expedited shipping options you select. If no record is found or no copy is made, state law requires that we keep $12.00 for a search fee. The processing fee for online orders is also non-refundable. However, you will receive a refund of any amount you paid apart from these fees.

Q: How can I obtain a birth certificate?

Eligible individuals (see above) may order a birth certificate by any of the following methods:

            Arkansas Department of Health
            Vital Records, Slot 44
            4815 West Markham Street
            Little Rock, AR 72205

Please allow 10-14 days for processing, in addition to mail delivery time.

Q: Who should I contact with additional questions about ordering a birth certificate?

If you have questions on registering, amending, or obtaining copies of vital records, please contact the Arkansas Department of Health Vital Records Office at:
Phone: 1-800-637-9314


Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm, with the exception of state holidays.

If you are having technical difficulties, contact the Information Network of Arkansas Help Center online.

Q: How can I check on the status of my vital record order?

To obtain the status of an order you have submitted, use the "Check Order Status" service. Simply enter your confirmation number to view your status.

Birth Certificate Application
Birth Certificate Resulting in Stillbirth Application
Request for Veteran’s Free Copy of Birth Certificate
Vital Records Authorization Form
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