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"VitalChek is the authorized vendor for the Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics to process online, fax and phone orders for vital records."
Christina S. Stewart, State Registrar
Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics

Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics 275 East Main Street, 1E-A Frankfort, KY, 40621
Phone 800-241-8322
Fax 866-283-7477
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About Vital Records from Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics

KENTUCKY VITAL RECORDS
Kentucky Vital Records issues certified copies of Kentucky birth certificates, Kentucky death certificates and Kentucky marriage records for events which occurred in the Commonwealth of Kentucky. You may order copies of Kentucky vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.



NOTICE

Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Available Kentucky (KY) Vital Record Types

Birth Certificate

This is a certified copy of a birth certificate that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred within the Commonwealth of Kentucky from 1911 to present.

Important Note - Births that occurred in Fort Campbell from Nov. 22, 1982 to present are considered Tennessee births. These records may be ordered from Tennessee Vital Records.

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Stillbirth Certificate

A limited number of stillbirths were reported prior to 1939.

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Death Certificate

This is a certified copy that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes.

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Marriage Certificate

This is a certified copy of a marriage certificate. This is not a copy of the marriage license.

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Divorce Certificate

This is a certified copy of the Certificate of Divorce. This is not a copy of the divorce decree.

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