Location and phone number:

Northern Nevada Public Health
1001 E. Ninth Street, Reno
Birth and Death Records
Building B, first floor, east side of building
Location updated in July 2022 - see map here
(775) 328-2455


The order window hours are: 8:00 a.m. - 12:45 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m., Monday through Friday.

The window is closed from 12:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m. daily.

What birth and death certificates are available?

The Vital Statistics Office serves as the registrar for all births and deaths occurring in Washoe County from the late 1800s to present.

Who can get a birth/death certificate?

Birth and death certificates are confidential in the State of Nevada and may only be released to a qualified applicant.

For more information, refer to NRS 440.650 and NAC 440.070.

Search / Verification of Records


A Search / Verification of Records is $10.00 per name, regardless of whether a record is found or not.

Death Records

The definition of a Search of Records would be confirming the existence of a death certificate or verification of information on an existing death certificate.

When a death certificate is found, a certified document is not always available. The requester must be a qualified applicant to receive a death certificate. If the requester is not a qualified applicant we will verify the existence of the document and/or verify any information that we can within statute that appears on the document. Some information on death certificates is considered confidential information.

Birth Records

We can not search for general information on a birth certificate or the actual existence of a birth record as that information is confidential. However, we can search to see if there is a father listed on the certificate. To do this, the requester must be a qualified applicant and know the name, date of birth, and mother's maiden name of the person in question.

How do I get a birth or death certificate?

By mail:

  1. Verify that you are a qualified applicant.
  2. Complete a Birth Certificate Application  or Death Certificate Application.
  3. Include a copy of your valid photo identification and proof of legal need.
  4. Include a check or money order, payable to Northern Nevada Public Health. Birth certificates are $25.00 per copy and death certificates are $25.00 per copy.
  5. Mail all of the above to:
    Northern Nevada Public Health - Vital Statistics
    1001 East Ninth Street, BLDG B
    Reno, NV 89512

Estimate 3-4 weeks for processing and receipt of your request. Requests for which no record is found are subject to the established $10.00 search fee.

In person:

  1. Verify that you are a qualified applicant.
  2. We accept checks, money orders, cash, MasterCard, and Visa. Make checks or money orders payable to Northern Nevada Public Health. Birth certificates are $25.00 per copy and death certificates are $25.00 per copy.
  3. Bring your valid photo identification and proof of need. ORIGINAL DOCUMENTATION REQUIRED.
  4. Come to our office.


Northern Nevada Public Health does not accept online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website www.vitalchek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or Visa®.

Other Internet vendors are not authorized by Northern Nevada Public Health and may charge additional fees without providing state-approved services. Neither Northern Nevada Public Health nor VitalChek have control over the services and fees other Internet vendors offer and charge, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to vendors other than VitalChek.

Where do I get marriage certificates and divorce records?

For information regarding marriage certificates, please visit the Recorder's Office website or call (775) 328-3660. For information regarding divorce records, please visit the District Court website or call (775) 328-3110.

Last modified on 08/31/2023