Clerk/Treasurer’s Office

Birth Certificates

How can I request a copy of a birth certificate?

You may request a copy of a birth certificate online. Once we receive the request it will be processed and mailed to you within 2-4 business days. 

You may come into the Clerk’s Office Monday-Friday between 8:00am-4:30pm to request a birth certificate. 

You can mail in the request form along with a photocopy of your valid identification. A certified copy (raised seal) of a birth certificate is $10.00 per certified copy and $2.00 for a noncertified copy (no raised seal). Checks can be made payable to the City of Burlington. Once we receive the request it will be processed and mailed to you within 2-4 business days. This form is also available in وپښتو (Pashto)دری (Dari)Français (French)KirundiKiswahili (Swahili)Español (Spanish)Bosnianनेपाली (Nepali)Hindi中文 (Chinese - Traditional)中文 (Chinese - Simplified),  لعربية (Arabic), and မြန်မာစာ (Burmese).

For more information, please call 802-865-7000.


Do I need an ID to get a birth certificate?

Yes, effective July 1, 2019 valid identification is required to obtain copies of birth certificates. A complete list of acceptable documents can be found on the request form.


How do I add a parent name to a birth certificate?

The Clerk’s Office cannot add or remove parental names from a birth certificate. To add a parent to a birth certificate, fill out the State of Vermont Voluntary Acknowledgement of Parentage Form and mail it to the State Department of Health at 108 Cherry Street, P.O. Box 70 Burlington, VT 05401.


I noticed a mistake on the birth certificate, how can I get this corrected?

Contact the State of Vermont Department of Health at 802-863-7275 or at 108 Cherry Street, Burlington, VT 05401.


What if I am looking for a birth certificate of someone who was not born in Burlington?

Effective July 1, 2019, all Clerk/Treasurer's Offices in the state will have access to printing and issuing any birth record filed in Vermont.


What if I need my certificate immediately?

If you are unable to come in to the office, the quickest way is to include a pre-stamped overnight envelope with your request form . The Clerk’s Office will not pay to have it overnighted to you. Requests including an overnight envelope will be processed on the same business day they are received. Contact your local post office for more information. You may also place your order online, and orders will be send via U.S. Mail within 2-4 business days.