Bill Ward   Director of Code Enforcement

Birth Certificates - City of Burlington, VT

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Summary below:
You may obtain a certified Birth Certificate copy at the Clerk Treasurer's office, or by mailing the request form to:

City of Burlington - Vital Records
149 Church Street
Burlington, Vermont 05401

The cost for a certified birth certificate is $10.00. The cost for a non-certified birth certificate is $2.00. Please make checks payable to: City of Burlington.

A request by mail will generally be processed and sent to you within 2 - 4 business days from receipt.

Please mail the following:

•Your check or money order made payable to: City of Burlington
•A self-addressed stamped envelope
•Include the full birth name and date of birth on the request
•Include the mother's maiden name and father's name

Frequently Asked Questions

Q. Can I request a copy of a birth certificate online?

A. No. You may come into the Clerk’s Office during the above hours. If you are unable to come into the Clerk’s Office, you can mail in the request form and simply follow the directions at the top of the page. We do not need your Social Security number to find the record. A certified copy (raised seal) of a birth certificate is $10.00 per certified copy and $2.00 for a photocopy (no raised seal). Cash or check only - the Clerk’s Office does not accept credit/debit cards. Checks can be made payable to the City of Burlington. Once we receive the request it will be processed and mailed to you within 2-4 business days.

Q. What if I need my certificate immediately?

A. If you are unable to come in to the office, the quickest way is to include a pre-stamped overnight envelope with your request form . The Clerk’s Office will not pay to have it overnighted to you. Requestsincluding an overnight envelope will be processed on the same business day they are received. Contact your local post office for more information.

Q. Do I need an ID to get a birth certificate?

A. No. Birth certificates are considered to be public documents by the State of Vermont. No ID is required to receive a copy of the certificate.

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