Order Your Kentucky (KY) Birth Certificate Online

Don’t waste time applying at your local government office! Order your certified Kentucky (KY) birth certificate right now from the comfort of your own home.

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Kentucky Birth Certificate Online Application

U.S. citizens who were born in Kentucky may need a certified copy of their Kentucky Birth Certificate to prove their citizenship and identity when:

  • Applying for a passport
  • Getting a driver’s license
  • Enrolling in school or sports
  • Replacing their Social Security card
  • Getting married

A certified birth certificate is a legal document and is the only type of birth certificate that can be used for official purposes.

However, you no longer have to visit the Kentucky Vital Statistics office and wait in line for hours to get one.

Instead, you can use our convenient online application system and our personalized instructions to easily request your birth certificate at home. No need for a trip to the Vital Records office.

The Kentucky Cabinet for Health and Family Services (CHFS) is responsible for filing and maintaining Kentucky vital records.

Kentucky birth and death records are available from 1911 to present, while marriage and divorce records are available from 1958 to present.

You do not have to apply at the central state office, whoever, since other vital records offices are available in:

  • Jefferson County
  • Fayette County
  • Kenton County
  • Boone County
  • Hardin County
  • Louisville
  • Lexington

If your birth certificate has been lost, destroyed, damaged, misplaced, or stolen you can complete a quick and easy-to-use online application form to order a replacement certified copy. When you use our US birth certificate replacement request form, your birth certificate copy will be issued by the state of Kentucky and will be valid for official use.

Our online application service saves you a trip to the Kentucky Vital Records office, saving you time and effort. The form takes just a few minutes to fill out, and you don’t even have to leave your house to get your birth certificate on its way to you.

If you need to get a Social Security card issued, apply for a passport card or passport book, or get a driver’s license or ID card, you must present a certified copy of your birth certificate.

To get your certified copy, you’ll need to fill out the application with the following information:

  • Full, legal name at birth
  • Gender at birth
  • Place and date of birth
  • Why you need the certificate
  • Your parents’ full names, including your mother’s maiden name

Once you’ve completed the Kentucky birth certificate replacement application, we’ll go over it to verify your information and make sure everything is correct. Then, all you have to do is print out the form you receive, sign it, and then mail it in to the Kentucky vital records office.

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How to Order a Birth Certificate in Kentucky

Getting your Kentucky birth certificate is a hassle-free process when you order online using our simple application form. All you have to do is follow the steps below:

  • Fill out the Kentucky birth certificate application online. Our experts will review your application and make sure it is error-free, so your birth certificate can be issued directly.
  • Print, sign and pack your completed form, along with photocopies of your government-issued photo ID (see acceptable ID’s above).
  • Mail your application to the Kentucky vital records office, along with all required documents and

You should be aware that, starting October 1st, 2021, you must have a REAL ID-compliant driver’s license or ID card to fly within the U.S. or enter a federal facility. There are some additional requirements to get a REAL ID. You will have to prove both your citizenship and identity, and the easiest way to do this is with a certified copy of your birth certificate.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Birth records are restricted in Kentucky. You can only apply for a birth certificate for yourself, your child, or an immediate family member. You may also apply on behalf of an individual if you are their legal guardian or legal representative, or you have a court order.

Your Kentucky birth certificate is an important form of identification that you may need in order to start a new job, apply for or renew a passport or driver’s license, apply for government benefits, or sign up for school or sports.

Kentucky Birth Certificate Requirements

To apply for a copy of a Kentucky birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the Kentucky vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity by including a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with your completed application form.

  • U.S. driver’s license
  • State-issued ID card
  • U.S. Passport

 

Mail your complete application package to:

Office of Vital Statistics

275 East Main Street 1E-A

Frankfort, KY 40621-0001

Kentucky Birth Certificate Fees

Kentucky charges a $10 fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for a Kentucky Birth Certificate

Our online service lets you skip the long lines and red tape at your local government office, saving you time and hassle. Simply complete our short application, wait for our experts to assemble your application package, then follow the included instructions to submit your application to the Kentucky vital records office. Once it’s processed, the vital records office will mail your birth certificate to you. In most cases, birth certificate applications in Kentucky are processed within 30 business days. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods.

If you need a certified copy of your Kentucky birth certificate, we recommend applying early to avoid delays. This will ensure that you get your certificate in time to apply for travel documents and passports, enroll in school or sign up for a sport, or start a new job.

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Kentucky Vital Records offices

The following Vital Records offices and Kentucky County Recorders can issue certified birth certificate copies. However, you may experience faster processing times at a more rural or smaller county office.

Kentucky Vital Statistics

Office of Vital Statistics 275 E. Main St., 1E-A Frankfort, KY 40621

Boone County Clerk

2950 Washington Street Burlington, KY 41005-0874 (859) 334-2112

Fayette County Clerk

162 West Main Street Lexington, KY 40507 (859) 253-3344

Hardin County Clerk

14 Public Square Elizabethtown, KY 42702 (270) 765-2171

Jefferson County Clerk

527 W. Jefferson St., Rm 100 Louisville, KY 40202 (502) 574-5680

Kenton County Clerk

303 Court Street Covington, KY 41011 (859) 392-1600

Warren County Clerk

429 East Tenth Street Bowling Green, KY 42101-2250 (270) 842-9416

FAQs about Kentucky Birth Certificates

How do I apply for a birth certificate copy in Kentucky?

Our online application is the fastest way to apply for a certified copy of your Kentucky birth certificate. All you have to do is:

  • Fill out the Kentucky birth certificate application online. Our experts will review your application and make sure it is error-free, so your birth certificate can be issued directly.
  • Print, sign and pack your completed form, along with photocopies of your government-issued photo ID (see acceptable ID’s above).
  • Mail your application to the Kentucky vital records office, along with all required documents and

The Kentucky Bureau of Vital Statistics will process your application and send your birth certificate to your home address.

How long does it take to get a Kentucky birth certificate?

Processing time for a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate may vary depending on how you apply:

  • Mail-in orders take approximately 30 business days.
  • In-person applications usually require you to wait in line at your local office. You can contact your vital records office to enquire about operating hours and wait times.

To get the quickest turnaround time and avoid delays:

  • Fill out our online birth certificate application.
  • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free and will be accepted.
  • Follow the personalized instructions to submit your application and have your official Kentucky birth certificate mailed to your home.

How much is a birth certificate in Kentucky?

To get a certified copy of a Kentucky birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $10.

Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting your application.

We recommend that you order multiple copies of your birth certificate, to ensure that you always have one available when you need it.

What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

To apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Kentucky, you will need:

  • A completed birth certificate application Our experts will review your form and check for errors.
  • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see list of acceptable IDs above)
  • Payment of $10 for the state

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You can order your birth certificate using our secure online service and completing our simple application process in just 5 minutes. We will save you time and hassle and thanks to our expert assistance you know you’ll get exactly what you want.

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