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Are Idaho Vital Records Open to the Public?

Vital Records in Idaho are available to the individual named on the record, immediate family members of the individual on the record, authorized legal representatives and those who can provide documentation showing the record is needed for their property rights. Immediate family members as defined by Idaho law are spouses, parents, children, grandparents, and grandchildren. Idaho Vital Records remain confidential for a specified period of time, after which the records become public information and are open to the public.

 

What information do I need to search for Idaho Vital Records Online?

To order Vital Records online, the requestor will require pertinent information which will include:

  • Name of the person on the record
  • Date of the event
  • Location of the event
  • Father’s name
  • Mother’s maiden name
  • Relationship to the person on the record
  • Reason for requesting the record.

Publicly available vital records are also accessible from some third-party websites.* These websites offer the benefit of not being limited by geographical record availability and can often serve as a starting point when researching a specific or multiple records. To find a record using the search engines on these sites, interested parties must provide:

  • The name of someone involved providing it is a not a juvenile
  • The assumed location of the record in question such as a city, county, or state name

*Third-party sites are not government-sponsored websites, and record availability may differ from official channels.

 

What do I need to obtain Idaho Vital Records?

To obtain Idaho Vital Records, the applicant will be required to provide relevant and adequate information to aid the record search. Since authorized copies of Vital Records in Idaho are classified as confidential records, the applicant will also need to provide acceptable identification to certify their eligibility to receive the record. The applicant will need to submit a completed Idaho Vital Statistics Certificate Request form and a check or money order for the appropriate fees. A copy of an acceptable form of identification is also required to obtain Vital Records in Idaho.

 

What is the difference between a Certified Copy and an Informational Copy?

A Certified Copy of an Idaho Vital Record issued by the Department of Health and Welfare, for eligible requests, can be a computer-generated printout or a photocopy of the original certificate depending on the scope of the request. Either is valid for identification and legal purposes. An informational copy is a notification of the information of the record which cannot be used for legal purposes or identification.

Are Idaho Marriage Records Public Information?

Idaho Marriage Records remain confidential records for 50 years, after which the records become public information. As confidential records, Idaho Marriage Records are only available to any spouse named on the record, their immediate family and/or their authorized legal representative.

 

How do I find Idaho Marriage Records?

The Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Statistics is charged with retaining all Marriage Records in the state of Idaho. It maintains records dating back to May 1947. Earlier records can be obtained by contacting the County Recorder in the county where the marriage occurred. To obtain an Idaho Marriage Record, a request for the record must be submitted to the Bureau of Vital Records. Requests can only be submitted online or by mail as the Idaho Bureau of Vital Records does not maintain a public counter. Computer-generated printouts of Idaho Marriage Records cost $16, while a certified copy costs $21 for the first copy ($16 for each additional copy).

To request an Idaho Marriage Record, complete the Vital Statistics Certificate Request form and send it by mail directly to:

Vital Records Unit
Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036

A written request containing all relevant information is also acceptable. The request must also contain a photocopy of an acceptable form of identification and a check or money order for the complete fee made payable to Idaho Vital Records.

Are Idaho Divorce Records Public Information?

Idaho Divorce Records stay confidential for 50 years, after which the records cease to be confidential and become public information. As confidential records, Idaho divorce records are only available to a party (husband or wife) named on the record, immediate family or a legal representative with authorization.

 

How do I find Idaho Divorce Records?

Idaho Divorce Records are retained by the Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics, which has records for divorces granted in the state from May 1947. To obtain earlier records, contact the Recorder for the county where the divorce was granted. The Bureau of Vital Records issues copies of the Divorce Certificate, for a copy of the actual Divorce Decree, contact the county where the divorce was obtained. To obtain a Divorce Record in Idaho, a request order must be submitted to the Bureau of Vital Records. Submissions are only online and by mail as the Bureau of Vital Records does not maintain a public counter. Computer-generated printouts of Idaho Divorce Records cost $16, while a certified copy costs $21 for the first copy ($16 for each additional copy).

To submit a request for an Idaho Divorce Record, complete the Vital Statistics Certificate Request form or use a written request which must contain enough information about the record to aid the search. Include an acceptable form of identification and a check/money order for the complete fee and mail to

Vital Records Unit
Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036.

Are Idaho Birth Records Public Information?

Birth Records in Idaho are considered to be confidential and are not public information when filed at the Bureau of Vital Records. Idaho Birth Records do become public information after 100 years. While confidential, Idaho Birth Records are available to the individual named on the record, members of the immediate family of the individual and authorized legal representatives.

How do I find Idaho Birth Records?

Birth Records in Idaho are under the custody of the Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistic, which maintains records of births in the state from July 1911 to the present. To obtain a copy of an Idaho Birth Record, interested parties will need to submit a request online or by mail to the Bureau of Vital Records. The Bureau of Vital Records does not maintain a public counter for walk-in requests. Computer-generated printouts of Idaho Birth Records cost $16, while a certified copy costs $21 for the first copy and $16 for each additional copy.

To order an Idaho Birth Record complete a Vital Statistics Certificate Request form or write a request which must contain enough relevant information to conduct a record search. Submit the request, along with a copy of a valid, approved photo ID and a check or money order for the application fee (payable to Idaho Vital Records) and mail to:

Vital Records Unit
Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036.

Are Idaho Death Records Open to the Public?

Death Records in Idaho remain confidential for 50 years, after which they become public records. While confidential, Idaho Death Records are only available to an immediate family of the deceased, their authorized legal representative or anyone who requires the record for their property rights and can show documentation to assert this.

 

How do I find Idaho Death Records?

Death Records in the state of Idaho are maintained by the Bureau of Vital Records and Health Services and the bureau retains records from July 1911. Idaho Death Records, for 1907-1911, may be obtained from the County Recorder of the county where the death occurred. An Idaho Death Record is obtained by submitting a request to the Bureau of Vital Records. Requests may be submitted online or by mail, as the Bureau has no public counters to handle in-person requests. Certified copies of an Idaho Death Record cost $21 for the first copy, $16 for any additional copy and $16 for computer-generated printouts. Send requests for Idaho Death Records to:

Vital Records Unit
Bureau of Vital Records & Health Statistics
P.O. Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036.

Record requests should include a completed Vital Statistics Certificate Request form, a check or money order (payable to Idaho Vital Records) and a copy of an approved photo ID. A written request is also acceptable if it provides enough information to conduct a record search.

How do I find Sealed Vital Records?

Vital Records in Idaho are confidential for a specified period of time, after which they become public records and can be accessed by anyone who provides enough information about the record to conduct a search. They are not typically sealed records. However, if a Vital Records has been sealed, anyone who requires a copy of the record will need to contact the court which had the record sealed.

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