Vital Records in Virginia

Vital records in Virginia are maintained by the Virginia Department of Health in Richmond, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates between the dates listed below. Birth records become public record once they are 100 years old. Death, marriage & divorce records become public once they are 25 years old.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Virginia Department of Health - Vital Records & Health Statistics can provide:

Record Type Available From
Virginia Birth Records January 1853 – 2017
Virginia Death Records January 1853 – 2017
Virginia Divorce Records January 1918 – 2017
Virginia Marriage Records January 1853 – 2017

Find County Offices in Virginia

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County Year Founded
Accomack County, VA 1671
Albemarle County, VA 1744
Alleghany County, VA 1822
Amelia County, VA 1735
Amherst County, VA 1761
Appomattox County, VA 1845
Arlington County, VA February 27, 1801
Augusta County, VA 1738
Bath County, VA 1790
Bedford County, VA 1754
Bland County, VA 1861
Botetourt County, VA 1770
Brunswick County, VA 1720
Buchanan County, VA 1858
Buckingham County, VA 1761
Campbell County, VA 1782
Caroline County, VA 1728
Carroll County, VA 1842
Charles City County, VA 1619
Charlotte County, VA 1764
Chesterfield County, VA May 25, 1749
Clarke County, VA 1836
Craig County, VA 1851
Culpeper County, VA 1749
Cumberland County, VA 1749
Dickenson County, VA 1880
Dinwiddie County, VA 1752
Essex County, VA 1692
Fairfax County, VA May 6, 1742
Fauquier County, VA 1759
Floyd County, VA 1831
Fluvanna County, VA 1777
Franklin County, VA 1785
Frederick County, VA 1743
Giles County, VA 1806
Gloucester County, VA 1651
Goochland County, VA 1728
Grayson County, VA 1793
Greene County, VA 1838
Greensville County, VA 1780
Halifax County, VA 1752
Hanover County, VA 1720
Henrico County, VA 1634
Henry County, VA 1777
Highland County, VA 1847
Isle of Wight County, VA 1634
James City County, VA 1619
King and Queen County, VA 1691
King George County, VA 1720
King William County, VA 1702
Lancaster County, VA 1651
Lee County, VA October 25, 1792
Loudoun County, VA 1757
Louisa County, VA 1742
Lunenburg County, VA 1746
Madison County, VA 1792
Mathews County, VA 1791
Mecklenburg County, VA 1765
Middlesex County, VA 1673
Montgomery County, VA 1772
Nelson County, VA 1807
New Kent County, VA 1654
Northampton County, VA 1634
Northumberland County, VA 1648
Nottoway County, VA 1789
Orange County, VA 1734
Page County, VA 1831
Patrick County, VA 1791
Pittsylvania County, VA 1767
Powhatan County, VA 1777
Prince Edward County, VA 1754
Prince George County, VA 1703
Prince William County, VA 1731
Pulaski County, VA 1839
Rappahannock County, VA 1833
Richmond County, VA 1692
Roanoke County, VA March 30, 1838
Rockbridge County, VA 1777
Rockingham County, VA 1778
Russell County, VA January 2, 1786
Scott County, VA November 24, 1814
Shenandoah County, VA 1772
Smyth County, VA 1832
Southampton County, VA 1749
Spotsylvania County, VA 1721
Stafford County, VA 1664
Surry County, VA 1652
Sussex County, VA 1754
Tazewell County, VA December 20, 1799
Warren County, VA 1836
Washington County, VA 1776
Westmoreland County, VA 1653
Wise County, VA 1856
Wythe County, VA 1790
York County, VA 1634