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Clint J. Farr, MS

Chief 

Health Analytics & Vital Records

Health Analytics & Vital Records (Formerly the Bureau of Vital Statistics)

Attention: COVID-19 Update

To reduce potential exposure of the novel coronavirus to vital records staff, and to keep staff from possibly infecting the public, please avoid in-person visits to the Vital Records Office lobbies unless absolutely necessary. If you do visit in person, please wear a mask. A July 22, 2020 memorandum from Governor Dunleavy requires visitors to State of Alaska facilities to wear a facemask if social distancing of at least six feet or more between individuals cannot be maintained. This applies to entryways, hallways, stairwells, elevators, enclosed parking areas, and personal offices where a six-foot distance cannot be exercised.

You can still request certified copies of vital records by filling out an order form under “Order Certificates” in the right hand column, and sending it to us by mail or fax. For more information on vital record certificate requests, please view our frequently asked questions, instructions on the order forms, or you may contact our office in Juneau by phone at (907) 465-3391, in Anchorage at (907) 269-0991.

Please note that vital Records staff can refuse service to anyone who displays the symptoms of CoVID-19. This includes but is not limited to fever, cough, or shortness of breath.

Thank you and we apologize for the inconvenience.

Obtaining your marriage license (during the Covid-19 virus outbreak):

  • For people working through the Anchorage vital records office, where you have already applied for a marriage license, paid the $60 fee, and both parties have signed the Marriage License Application:
    • Please send an email to ANCHBVS@alaska.gov so that we may send your marriage license to you by mail. 
    • In your email please provide full names of both parties so that we may easily locate your application.
  • For people working through the Juneau vital records office, please call 907-465-3391 to get further instructions.

New Marriage License Applications

  • Please mail your notarized application to the Juneau or Anchorage office with copies of your IDs and the $60 fee by check or money order. Please note: Personal checks must have your current address on it.
  • Because Regular Mail can take up to 4 weeks or more, please consider having your license returned to you by Priority Mail with tracking for $8.00 or Express Mail for $26.  Priority and Express Mail include tracking and will ensure your License is received in a timely manner.
  • Your marriage license will be mailed to you.
  • Learn how to submit a request for Marriage License


The Health Analytics & Vital Records Section is responsible for administering vital records for events that occurred within the State of Alaska. Vital records include data from births, deaths, fetal deaths, divorces, and marriages, as well as reports of adoption, paternity, and amendments.

Vital Records

Please note: Health Analytics and Vital Records has received calls regarding third party vendors selling birth, death, marriage and divorce certificates. These companies charge customers high fees to “process” or “help apply” for certificates issued from the Health Analytics and Vital Records. We encourage customers to order certified copies only from Health Analytics and Vital Records using the forms listed under the “order certificates” section on this page, or through our contracted vendor VitalChek at www.vitalchek.com

Certified copies of birth, death, marriage, and divorce certificates are available through the following options:

  • We are able to receive orders by mail or fax, by submitting the appropriate form under "Order Certificates" at right. In order to prevent multiple orders, please use only ONE of these methods or you risk getting charged for more than one order. These charges are non-refundable. You may also walk in to either our Anchorage or Juneau office for applications and processing.
  • Alaska Vital Records assumes no responsibility for items after they have been shipped. If documents are lost or stolen you will need to resubmit your order with ID and payment.
  • Please note that mailing a request to our office with a tracking number, (e.g., Priority, Express or FedEx) does not guarantee expedited service. You must choose expedited service on the form for an additional $11.  Otherwise, mail will be processed in the order that it is received.  You may expedite a request by fax or through VitalChek. Please note the instructions on the forms, or see our FAQ’s for more information.
  • Online requests may be submitted through VitalChek (additional fees apply). VitalChek is the only online ordering option for Alaska vital records at this time.
  • Regular mail cannot be tracked, and because of the sensitive nature of vital record documents, we strongly advise you to order using a shipping method with a tracking number (Priority Mail, Express Mail, or FedEx).
  • If you choose regular mail and do not receive your order, you will need to resubmit a new request along with ID and payment.
  • We do not recommend you use a "General Delivery" mailing address on your order.  However, if it cannot be avoided, please request Priority or Express mail with a tracking number.
  • For amending a vital record, please contact our Special Services unit at 465-1200 for further instructions.

Please be advised that copies are available only for those events which have occurred in Alaska. Obtaining records for events occurring in other states may be found at the ​National Center for Health Statistics.

Under Alaska law, all vital records are strictly confidential until they are released as public records after a set period of time: 100 years for births and 50 years for all other events.

For additional information regarding Alaska vital records, please contact the Juneau Vital Records Office.

Health Analytics

The Health Analytics Unit collects high quality information on all births, deaths, marriages, divorces, hospitalizations, and cancer cases that occur in Alaska.

Health Analytics reports these data in a variety of formats to help Alaskans understand public health trends, determine whose health is most at risk, identify public health priorities, develop public health policy, strategize public health promotion, and evaluate success or continued challenges of public health improvement efforts.

For more information on hospitalizations visit the Health Data Reporting System (HDFR).  For HFDR and Vital Statistics data tables and reports, please visit Data and Statistics.  For information and data on cancer cases in Alaska please visit the Alaska Cancer Registry or contact cancerregistry@alaska.gov.  For all other Health Analytics programs please contact us at healthanalytics@alaska.gov.