Order Birth Records
Please select the method most convenient for you to order birth records/certificates for more information.
Order in person
Order by mail
Order by mail to any Register of Deeds or to the State Office, 207 E. Missouri, Suite1-A, Pierre, SD 57501. Mail requests require a completed application, signed in front of a notary OR a clear copy of a photo ID, along with the appropriate fee.
The State of South Dakota does not accept credit cards; however, for your convenience, you can process phone or online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached either through its website, www.vitalchek.com, or by phone at 1-605-773-4961. An additional fee is charged for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.
Cost and qualification links for receiving documents.
Certificate of Birth Resulting in a Stillbirth
- A Certificate of Birth Resulting in a Stillbirth (CBRS) can be issued for any fetal death records on file in the Vital Records Office. Fetal deaths were filed in the Department of Health beginning in 1948. Only the parents listed on the record are able to request a CBRS.
- A CBRS can be ordered by mail. Mail requests require a completed Certificate of Birth Resulting in a Stillbirth Application, signed in front of a notary OR a clear copy of a photo ID, along with the appropriate fee of $10.