Vital Records Processing Time by State

The processing time for vital records, such as birth certificates, marriage certificates or death certificates, can vary depending on the state and the specific type of record requested. In general, processing times can range from a few days to several weeks. Some states and municipalities may offer rush processing for an additional fee. It is recommended to check with the specific vital records office for their current processing times and any requirements for obtaining a record.

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  • Vital Records States Processing Time
StateCertificate typeStandard processingRush processingProcessing details
Alabama (AL)Birth1 - 2 weeks5 - 7 daysSee all details
Death1 - 2 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage1 - 2 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce2 - 3 weeksNot availableSee all details
Alaska (AK)Birth8 - 9 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death8 - 9 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage8 - 9 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Arizona (AZ)Birth5 - 7 daysNot availableSee all details
Death5 - 7 daysNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Arkansas (AR)Birth10 - 17 daysNot availableSee all details
Death10 - 17 daysNot availableSee all details
Marriage10 - 17 daysNot availableSee all details
Divorce2 - 3 weeksNot availableSee all details
California (CA)Birth10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce5 - 7 monthsNot availableSee all details
Colorado (CO)Birth10 - 11 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death10 - 11 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Connecticut (CT)Birth12 - 13 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death12 - 13 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage12 - 13 weeksNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Delaware (DE)Birth2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
District of Columbia (DC)Birth2 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death2 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Florida (FL)Birth5 - 10 days2 - 3 daysSee all details
Death5 - 10 days2 - 3 daysSee all details
Marriage5 - 10 days3 - 5 daysSee all details
Divorce3 - 5 daysNot availableSee all details
Georgia (GA)Birth8 - 10 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death8 - 10 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage8 - 10 weeksNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Hawaii (HI)Birth6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Idaho (ID)Birth2 - 4 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
Death2 - 4 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
Marriage2 - 4 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
Divorce2 - 4 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
Illinois (IL)Birth12 - 15 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Indiana (IN)Birth12 - 16 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death12 - 16 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Iowa (IA)Birth4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Kansas (KS)Birth7 - 10 daysNot availableSee all details
Death7 - 10 daysNot availableSee all details
Marriage7 - 10 daysNot availableSee all details
Divorce7 - 10 daysNot availableSee all details
Kentucky (KY)Birth30 - 35 daysNot availableSee all details
Death30 - 35 daysNot availableSee all details
Marriage30 - 35 daysNot availableSee all details
Divorce20 - 30 daysNot availableSee all details
Louisiana (LA)Birth8 - 10 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death8 - 10 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Maine (ME)Birth2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Maryland (MD)Birth6 - 7 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death6 - 7 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage6 - 7 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce6 - 7 weeksNot availableSee all details
Massachusetts (MA)Birth30 - 35 days10 - 15 daysSee all details
Death30 - 35 days10 - 15 daysSee all details
Marriage30 - 35 days7 - 10 daysSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Michigan (MI)Birth4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce5 - 7 weeks2 - 3 weeksSee all details
Minnesota (MN)Birth2 - 3 months5 - 10 daysSee all details
Death2 - 3 months5 - 10 daysSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Mississippi (MS)Birth4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Missouri (MO)Birth4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage12 - 16 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Montana (MT)Birth2 - 3 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death2 - 3 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Nebraska (NE)Birth2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Nevada (NV)Birth4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
New Hampshire (NH)Birth3 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death3 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage3 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce3 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
New Jersey (NJ)Birth12 - 14 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death12 - 14 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage12 - 14 weeksNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
New Mexico (NM)Birth8 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death8 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
New York (NY)Birth20 - 24 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death20 - 24 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage20 - 24 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
New York City (NYC)Birth6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce4 - 6 monthsNot availableSee all details
North Carolina (NC)Birth13 - 15 monthsNot availableSee all details
Death13 - 15 monthsNot availableSee all details
Marriage13 - 15 monthsNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
North Dakota (ND)Birth5 - 10 daysNot availableSee all details
Death5 - 10 daysNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Ohio (OH)Birth4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Oklahoma (OK)Birth10 - 11 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death10 - 11 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Oregon (OR)Birth10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage10 - 12 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce3 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Pennsylvania (PA)Birth2 - 3 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Rhode Island (RI)Birth6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
South Carolina (SC)Birth4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
South Dakota (SD)Birth2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce2 - 5 weeksNot availableSee all details
Tennessee (TN)Birth4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage4 - 6 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce2 - 3 monthsNot availableSee all details
Texas (TX)Birth5 - 6 weeks3 - 5 weeksSee all details
Death5 - 6 weeks3 - 5 weeksSee all details
MarriageNot availableNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Utah (UT)Birth3 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death3 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage3 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce1 - 3 weeksNot availableSee all details
Vermont (VT)Birth10 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Death10 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Marriage10 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Divorce10 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Virginia (VA)Birth6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage6 - 8 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce8 - 10 weeksNot availableSee all details
Washington (WA)Birth12 - 14 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death12 - 14 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
Marriage12 - 14 weeks1 - 2 weeksSee all details
Divorce2 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
West Virginia (WV)Birth5 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Death5 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
Marriage5 - 20 daysNot availableSee all details
DivorceNot availableNot availableSee all details
Wisconsin (WI)Birth1 - 2 weeksNot availableSee all details
Death1 - 2 weeksNot availableSee all details
Marriage1 - 2 weeksNot availableSee all details
Divorce2 - 4 weeksNot availableSee all details
Wyoming (WY)Birth3 - 5 daysNot availableSee all details
Death3 - 5 daysNot availableSee all details
Marriage3 - 5 daysNot availableSee all details
Divorce3 - 5 daysNot availableSee all details