TN 90 (04-24)

GN 00308.205 District of Columbia Vital Records

A. Procedure

You can find up to date address and cost of copy information at the District of Columbia Department of Health. In addition, you can find EIN information here .

1. FO Code

FO Code 270

2. Type of payment:


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


Money order or certified check


Money order or certified check

3. 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.

Complete and sign the Form SSA-L706 (see GN 00302.070). This form must accompany a copy of the SSA employee ID and the ID of the parent or the person who’s applying. Include a legible copy of the birth certificate, if available. The SSA-L706 form is to be signed by the SSA employee and by the person(s) whose information is being requested. Requests for verification should be sent to the following address: DC Vital Records 2201 Shannon Place SE 1st Floor Washington, DC 20020. Main number is 202-442-9289.

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. a. 


    • 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. b. 


    • Name of wife

    • Name of husband

    • Date of marriage

    • Reason why this record is needed

  3. c. 


    • Name of husband

    • Name of wife

    • Approximate date of divorce

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GN 00308.205 - District of Columbia Vital Records - 04/29/2024
Batch run: 04/29/2024