Birth and Death Certificates

Birth CertificateBirth and death certificates are maintained by Virginia's Office of Vital Records in Richmond. Vital records are available to immediate family members only: mother, father, husband, wife, adult son or daughter, brother, sister, grandparents, and adult grandchildren with valid ID.

  • Aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, ex-spouses, etc. cannot obtain a vital record.
  • Birth records become public information after 100 years; and death, marriage, and divorce records after 25 years.

Fairfax County Offices of Vital Records

The Offices of Vital Records in Fairfax County are located at the Joseph Willard Health Center and Mount Vernon District Office and serve Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

Joseph Willard Health Center
3750 Old Lee Highway
Fairfax VA, 22030
Phone: 703-246-7122, TTY 711

Mount Vernon Office
8350 Richmond Highway, Suite 233
Alexandria, VA 22309
Phone: 703-704-6138, TTY 711

Functions of the Fairfax County Office of Vital Records

  • Request copies of death certificates for all deaths occurring in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church during the past 5 years
  • Certify death certificate applications
  • Certify births outside a hospital only
  • Request a Verification of Death Letter
  • Issue out-of-state transit permits

For information on how to obtain a certified vital record, please visit the Virigina Department of Health Office of Vital Records.

Virginia's Office of Vital Records can be reached by phone at 1-804-662-6200

Birth Certificates

You may request certain corrections to a birth certificate through the Virginia Department of Health. If the request is denied, then you may file a request through the Fairfax Circuit Court. A copy of the denial letter from the Office of Vital Records must accompany the petition, order and supporting documentation to correct a birth certificate.

View information on correcting a Virginia birth certificate PDF icon.

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