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Vital Records

The Center for Health Statistics operates the vital records system and collects and tabulates health-related statistical data for the state of Alabama.

The Center files, stores, and issues certified copies of vital records including birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates for events that occur in Alabama. An automated vital records system called Vital Statistics Image Oriented Network or ViSION, allows vital records to be issued through all Alabama county health departments.

Customers can obtain most vital records from the Center for Health Statistics through their county health department in 30 minutes or less. Records may also be obtained through the mail in about 7-10 days.

For information on obtaining Alabama certificates, choose from the following links:

Order Certificates Online

The Center for Health Statistics does not accept online requests directly. However, for your convenience, you may request Alabama vital records online through an independent company, VitalChek Network, Inc. There are additional fees for using this service. UPS shipping is also available for most destinations for an extra charge. All major credit and debit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®. Click on the link below to order a birth, death, marriage, or divorce certificate online:

Order a Certificate Online

Keepsake Birth Certificate

Keepsake Birth Certificates, intended only for framing and display, may now be ordered from the Center. There are three designs available, and the cost is $45.00. Learn how to place an order and view the designs on the Keepsake Birth Certificate page.

Health Statistics Data

The Statistical Analysis Division in the Center for Health Statistics also conducts studies and provides analysis of health data for public health policy and surveillance via the Health Statistics Data and Interactive Statistical Query System. Staff prepare various statistical analyses of natality, pregnancy, general mortality, infant mortality, causes of death, marriage, divorce, and other demographic and health-related data for the state and its geographical regions. For more information on health-related statistical data, visit the Center for Health Statistics.

Page last updated: May 9, 2023