TN 24 (07-04)

GN 00308.205 District of Columbia Vital Records

A. Procedure

NOTE: You can also find information at the District of Columbia Department of Health. In addition, you can find EIN information here .

1. Address and FO Code

Birth/death

Division of Vital Records
899 North Capitol Street, NE
First Floor
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-9303

Marriage

D.C. Superior Court
Family Division
Room 4485
500 Indiana Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 879-4843

Divorce

D.C. Superior Court Family Division
Room 4230
500 Indiana Ave, N.W.
Washington, D.C. 20001
(202) 879-1271

FO Code 270

2. Cost of copy:

Birth $18.00 (short computerized form), $23.00 (long archival form), Death $18.00, Marriage $10.00, Divorce Decree ($6.50 for certified copy/$0.50 for an uncertified copy).

3. Type of payment:

Birth/Death
Cash, check or money order. For emergencies, call (202) 783-1809 for credit card purchases.

Marriage
Money order or certified check

Divorce
Money order or certified check

4. Remarks:

Can FO verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death record? No

FOs should request birth and death record verifications by mail or fax directly from the Vital Records Branch using the form available here . There is a $5.00 fee for verification and a $10.00 fee for an uncertified copy.

FOs should request birth, death, marriage, and divorce records by mail directly from the Division of Vital Records. The request must indicate the number of the check or money order and the FO's return address. Use SSA letterhead and include the following information:

  1. Birth/death

    • child's full name

    • child's sex and date of birth

    • certificate number (if known)

    • mother's full maiden and married names

    • father's full name

    • child's place of birth (include the name of hospital)

  2. Marriage

    • Name of wife

    • Name of husband

    • Date of marriage

    • Reason why this record is needed

  3. Divorce

    • Name of husband

    • Name of wife

    • Approximate date of divorce


To Link to this section - Use this URL:
http://policy.ssa.gov/poms.nsf/lnx/0200308205
GN 00308.205 - District of Columbia Vital Records - 02/21/2013
Batch run: 02/21/2013
Rev:02/21/2013