Birth Certificates

Births of children born in Clark County hospitals are registered with the county. Home births must be registered with the State Vital Records Office. Certified copies of birth certificates are available after the original certificate has been registered, usually 15 days after birth.

Certified copies of Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Clark County. All copies issued by this office are certified copies and serve as an original document. Birth Records from 1973-Current are available in person, online or by mail. Birth certificates are confidential records. You must show or provide a copy of a valid driver license, state-issued ID or passport, and proof of relationship or tangible interest.

Records for Births Outside of Clark County
Birth records for people born outside Clark County, but in Nevada, are available at the Nevada State Office of Vital Records by phone at (775) 684-4242 or through their website at http://dhhs.nv.gov.

For records of people born outside the state of Nevada, contact the vital records department in that birth state. Visit the National Center for Health Statistics  to find out where to get a birth certificate in the state where the birth occurred.

Clark County Births Before 1973
Birth certificates for people born in Clark County before 1973 are available at the Nevada State Office of Vital Records by phone at (775) 684-4242 or through their website at http://dhhs.nv.gov.

Newborns
It takes a minimum of two weeks for the health district to receive a new birth certificate from the hospital.

Cost

Birth Certificate FeesPurchase of First CertificateEach Additional Copy
(per request)$38.00$25.00

Personal checks are not accepted as payment for birth certificates.

Ordering a Birth Certificate
Birth certificates can be requested by one of the following methods:

In Person
You can request a birth certificate in person at:

  • Southern Nevada Health District Main Facility
    • 280 S. Decatur Blvd.
    • Submit requests using iPad kiosks located in the lobby area
    • Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:15 p.m.

Cash, debit, Visa, MasterCard, money order, cashier’s checks, and business checks are accepted. Valid photo identification is required (e.g. driver’s license, passport)

By Mail
Mail a money order (made payable to SNHD) along with a completed Birth Certificate Application (English) / (Spanish) PDF 129KB and a copy of your photo identification and proof of relationship to:

Southern Nevada Health District – Vital Records Office
Attn: Vital Records
P.O. Box 3902
Las Vegas, NV 89127

Online
Complete the online birth certificate application. Valid photo identification of the requestor and proof of relationship must be uploaded with the form.

Note

  • Payment for online orders is requested once we have confirmed you are a qualified applicant and that the birth certificate is registered with the State of Nevada.
  • Applications received without valid photo identification will not be processed. It is your responsibility to ensure a copy of your identification is properly submitted.
  • Birth certificates are sent regular mail through the U.S. Postal Service.

Contact Information

Phone: (702) 759-1010

Updated on:  December 11, 2019