Health Department

Fairfax County, Virginia

CONTACT INFORMATION: Our administration office is open during regular business hours 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday - Friday

703-246-2411
TTY 711

10777 Main Street
Fairfax, VA 22030

Gloria Addo-Ayensu, M.D., M.P.H.,
Director of Health

Vital Records (Birth and Death Certificates)

Birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates are maintained by Virginia’s Division 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 identification. Aunts, uncles, cousins, in-laws, ex-spouses, etc. cannot obtain a vital record. Birth records become public information after 100 years while death, marriage and divorce records after 25 years.

Fairfax County Office of Vital Records Hours and Locations

Fairfax County Office of Vital Records has offices in Fairfax and Alexandria and serves Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church.

Hours: Monday to Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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

 

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

Birth Certificates in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Office of Vital Records certifies births outside a hospital only.

Correcting a Virginia Birth Certificate

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

For more information about the process, see correcting a Virginia birth certificate.

Death Certificates in Fairfax County

Fairfax County Office of Vital Records can:

  • Provide copies of death certificates for all deaths that happened in Fairfax County and the cities of Fairfax and Falls Church during the past five years.
  • Certify death certificate applications.
  • Request a Verification of Death Letter.
  • Issue out-of-state transit permits.

Other Places to Get Vital Records

Certified copies of Virginia vital records are available through Virginia’s Division of Vital Records and at full service Department of Motor Vehicles locations.