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Vital Statistics

The Office of Vital Statistics is located at each Lincoln Trail District Health Department site. 

For specific questions, please call your Local Health Center and the Local Registrar will be happy to assist you.

Vital Statistic Services

  • Declaration of paternity (appointment required)
  • Registration of births from home deliveries (appointment required)
  • Provision of legal forms for funeral homes, nursing facilities, coroner’s office and hospitals
  • Application forms are available for certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates.  Applications must be completed and sent to Frankfort with the appropriate fee: (allow 4-weeks for delivery)
    • Birth – $10
    • Death – $6
    • Marriage and Divorce after the year 1956 – $6
 

PLEASE BE AWARE that actual birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates can NOT be obtained at our office.  We only provide the applications. Official birth, death, and marriage certificates are provided by the Commonwealth of Kentucky, State Registrar of Vital Statistics, Frankfort, Ky.

FAQS

Expedited certificates can be obtained by two methods from Frankfort: 

  1. Drive to Frankfort and get it while you wait
  2. If you have a major credit card (Mastercard, Visa, Discover, or Debit) you can call toll free 24 hours 1-877-817-7362 and receive it within 7-10 days (overnight express shipping costs an additional $33.25.)
 

IF YOU ARE REQUESTING BIRTH OR DEATH INFORMATION PRIOR TO 1911:
If you’re seeking to examine records of births and deaths prior to 1911, they have been transferred to the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives, 300 Coffee Tree Road, Frankfort, KY, 40602.

IF YOU ARE REQUESTING INFORMATION ON GENEALOGY RESEARCH:
Researchers may access the Kentucky Department for Libraries and Archives. The library is an excellent source of older documents and records when searching the family tree. The Kentucky Historical Society, PO Box H, Frankfort, KY 40602 has records that cover the period from 1851 to 1862, (502) 564-3016.

Paternity Affidavits

In order for the father’s name to appear on your child’s birth certificate at the time of birth, a Paternity Acknowledgement Affidavit must be completed and signed by both parents at your local health center. You will need to bring one form of current U.S. government issued ID for the parent and child:

Forms of ID for the parents

  • Driver’s License
  • State Photo ID
  • U.S. Passport
  • Military ID
  • Permanent Residence Card
  • Employment Authorization Card
  • Current School Photo ID
 

Forms of ID for the child

  • Perinatal Hepatitis B Form
  • Infant’s Hospital Bracelet
  • Hospital Certificate of Birth
  • Discharge Paperwork
 

You must fill out the application in person at Lincoln Trail District Health Department.

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