Wednesday, June 18, 2014

Fee Increases Coming for Some Utah Vital Records

(Salt Lake City, UT) – Beginning July 1, 2014, the fee schedule will change for some services provided by all state and local vital records offices in Utah. Utah’s State Agency Fees and Internal Service Fund Rate Authorization and Appropriations, House Bill 8, was approved during the 2014 legislative session and provides for the support and operation of state government for fiscal year 2015. Janice Houston, State Registrar and Director of the Utah Department of Health’s Office of Vital Records and Statistics explains, “The fee increase is the first in five years and is necessary to keep up with rising costs outside the department’s control.”

Some of those increased costs include paper and the need to replace aging computer infrastructure. The new fee schedule increases the cost for some copies, abstracts and searches for vital records.  The schedule below lists some of the services affected.

Initial certified copy of birth or voluntary declaration of paternity (Abstract)
        $20.00 for the first copy (was $18.00)

Book copy of birth certificate (if abstract is available)
        Births after 1999-no book copy is available
        $25.00 for the first copy (was $21.00)

Initial certified copy of a death or stillbirth
        $18.00 for the first copy (was $16.00)

Initial certified copy of marriage or divorce (Abstract only)
$18.00 for the first copy (was $16.00)

Additional copies for all certificates (must be same record, ordered on same day)

Hemp Extract Registry

For a complete fee schedule, new application forms, and local vital records locations and office hours, please visit or call (801) 538-6105 for more information.

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