Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Certificates

Idaho Bureau of Health Policy & Vital Statistics


The Idaho Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics maintains birth and death records filed from July 1911 to the present, and marriage and divorce records filed from May 1947 to the present. Some counties may have older birth, death, marriage, or divorce records in their files, but county files contain only records of vital events that occurred in that county. Information regarding obtaining records for events occurring in other states may be found at the National Center for Health Statistics website.

Birth certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 100 years. Death, stillbirth, marriage, and divorce certificates are legally confidential in Idaho for 50 years.

Request a Certificate Copy


The Idaho Bureau of Health Policy and Vital Statistics issues certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates, which may be used for any legal purpose. There are no email, phone, or counter services available. Visit the State of Idaho Website for more information.

The person requesting a certified copy of a certificate must provide a photocopy of acceptable identification. Proof of relation may be required. Step-relatives, in-laws, great-grandparents, etc., are not immediate family as defined by Idaho statutes.