Chief, Health Research & Vital Statistics
Bureau of Vital Statistics
The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing vital records in the State of Alaska which include birth, death, fetal death, divorce and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption.
Certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates are available through the following options:
- Submitting the appropriate form under "Order Certificates" at right by mail, fax, or in person to the BVS Field Offices.
- Online requests may be submitted through VitalChek (additional fees apply). VitalChek is the only online ordering option for Alaska vital records at this time.
Please be advised that copies are available only for those events which have occurred in Alaska. Obtaining records for events occurring in other states may be found at the National Center for Health Statistics.
Under Alaska law, all vital records are strictly confidential until they are released as public records after a set period of time: 100 years for births and 50 years for all other events.
For additional information regarding Alaska vital records, please contact the Juneau Field Office.
April 30, 2015: Fairbanks Bureau of Vital Statistics office closure. Marriage license applications may be completed at the Fairbanks Courthouse, located at 101 Lacy Street. All other requests can be mailed or faxed to the Juneau Field Office.