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Arkansas Birth Records

How to Get a Copy of an Arkansas Birth Certificate

Birth certificates for the state of Arkansas are handled by Arkansas Vital Records.  Their records begin February 1, 1914.  Arkansas birth records and birth certificate search form

Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative.  You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport. 

Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.  Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor.  If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.  Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.

Please download the Arkansas birth certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:

Vital Records
PO Box 8184
Little Rock AR 72203-8184

The fee is $12.00 for the first copy ordered and $10.00 for each additional copy of the same record.  Please do not send cash.  Personal check or certified funds only.

Please call (501) 661-2174 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.

You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to:arkansas birth records

4815 West Markham St.
Little Rock, AR 72205

The hours of operation are Monday through Friday, 8:00 A.M. until 4:30 P.M and is closed on state holidays. Customers who are in the office by 3:00 P.M. and have all search information necessary will receive the copy or a no record letter on the same day.

If you have any questions, please call (501) 661-2174.