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May 12, 2021
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Replacing Vital Records Lost To Wildfires

Replacing Vital Records Lost To Wildfires

Fees waived for replacing some vital records lost to wildfires

Many Oregon families may have lost all vital documents due to the deadly wildfires burning across the state.

The Center for Health Statistics has issued temporary rules to waive fees for people who have experienced loss of property or life associated with the wildfires. This temporary rule provides up to three certified copies of Oregon vital records free of charge if requested in connection with the Governor’s Executive Order 20-35. This new rule will remain in effect until March 1, 2021.

The State Vital Records office will provide up to three certified copies of a birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership or dissolution of domestic partnership free of charge if the record is requested in connection with Executive Order 20-35 related to wildfire response. The Executive Order only applies to fires that occurred in Oregon.

County Vital Records offices will provide up to three certified copies of death or birth records free of charge if the record is requested in connection with Executive Order 20-35 related to wildfire response.

See answers to frequently asked questions and learn how to order copies and apply for the waiver on the State Vital Records website.

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