Washington D.C. Birth Records Online
To request Washington D.C. birth certificates by mail, follow the steps below:
Complete the Washington D.C. Birth Certificate request form. Print and sign the form.
Include a copy of your government-issued photo ID. You will also need to include a self-addressed, stamped, business-sized envelope with your request.
Mail the completed application, identification, envelope, and a check or money order in the amount of $23 per Washington D.C. birth record requested to the address listed below.
If you have further questions regarding how to access Washington D.C. birth records, you can contact the Health Department at:
Washington D.C. Department of Health
Department of Health
Vital Records Division
825 North Capitol Street, NE, 1st Floor
Washington, DC 20002
Ordering Washington D.C. Birth Records
For persons needing to access Washington D.C. birth records, the organization to contact is the Washington D.C. Department of Health. The Department of Health only handles records for births that occurred in Washington D.C.
Ordering Methods Available
To order your Washington D.C. birth records directly from the Department of Health, you will need to make your request by mail. Credit card ordering is also possible by phone and online through an independent company.
Limitations To Placing An Order
If you would like to request Washington D.C. birth records, then you must be the person listed on the certificate or a parent. Otherwise, you will need to provide documentation as to why you need the certificate.