Birth & Death Records

Birth and Death Records

Obtaining Birth and Death Certificates

Certified copies of birth and death certificates may be obtained at the Oklahoma State Department of Health's Tulsa Division of Vital Records located at THD:

James O. Goodwin Health Center (Map)
5051 S. 129th East Ave Tulsa, OK 74134-7004
(918) 594-4840
(918) 594-4868 (FAX)
8:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. Monday - Friday
Phone service is available between hours of 8:00 a.m. and 5:00 p.m

Please note that the average wait time can range from 1 to 2 hours.

Vital records are not open for public inspection. A birth certificate may be applied for by the person for whom it was issued, the parent named on record, or person acting in such person's best interest (and authorized by the subject of the record). View the state of Oklahoma birth certificate eligibility requirements here.

 

An individual may obtain a death certificate upon written application, proper information and identification and applicable fees. View the state of Oklahoma death certificate requirements here. 

A valid, legal photo I.D. is required from the applicant or the individual representing the applicant for the issuance of a birth, death or stillbirth certificate. If mailing the request, please do not send the original ID with your application. Please send a photocopy.

For a complete listing of acceptable forms of identification (ID) click here.

The fee for the search of a birth or death record is $15.00. This fee will pay for the issuance of one certified copy of the certificate to the qualified applicant if the certificate is located. Additional copies will be issued at a cost of $15.00 per copy. The searching fee is not refundable or transferable. Please make your check or money order payable to OSDH. Heirloom birth certificates are available for a fee of $35. Corrections or additions to vital records require additional fees and required documentation. Credit and debit cards are not accepted.

Related Resources

Birth Certificate Application

Death Certificate Application

For more information and instructions, please visit the Oklahoma State Department of Health's website here.

Immunizations

Immunization records are available upon request. Please call (918) 582-WELL (9355) to find out how you may receive a copy.