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Jefferson County, Alabama – Birth Certificates and Death Records

Thanks to housing the major urban center of Birmingham, Jefferson County has access to better online resources for looking up records than many other counties through out the state. However, when looking for Vital Records, like birth certificates and death records, it doesn’t matter what county you are in or what cities are in that county.

That’s because the Alabama Department of Public Health actively maintains all Vital Records for the entire state of Alabama, which also includes birth certificates and death records. As almost all correspondence with the ADPH is handled via the Internet and postal mail, it doesn’t even matter if a branch office is located within your county.

However, you should be aware that in order to access certain Vital Records, such as birth and death records, you must be able to demonstrate that you are related to a certain degree the person named on the certificate. This is not only to prevent many types of fraud, but also to ensure that the privacy of the person named is maintained. To see a full list of the requirements to access a birth record, as well as the form to place an order, visit this link: The page that handles death records can be found here:

The first requested copy of any such record costs $15, and every copy thereafter will cost $6.

You should be aware that the limitations on whom can access these records expires 125 years after the expiration of the person on the record of birth, and when 25 years have gone by since the grim end of the entity listed by the death certificate.