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Bureau of Vital Statistics

The Alaska Bureau of Vital Statistics is responsible for managing vital records in the State of Alaska which include birth, death, fetal death, divorce and marriage certificate data, along with reports of adoption.

Under Alaska law, all Vital Statistics records are strictly confidential until they become public records. Births become public records 100 years after the event; deaths, marriages, and divorces become public records 50 years after the event.

Certified copies of vital event certificates are available by choosing a link under Certificates at the right. Please be advised that copies are available only for those events which have occurred in Alaska.

For events which occurred outside of Alaska, requests must be sent directly to the appropriate state.

For additional information regarding an Alaska vital record please contact our Record Processing Unit in Juneau at (907) 465-3391.

Office Closure

The Fairbanks Bureau of Vital Statistics will close on Thursday, April 30th.

Beginning April 15, all new marriage license applications can be completed at the Fairbanks Court. The court office is located at 101 Lacey Street.

Beginning Friday, May 1st all request for copies of birth, death, marriage, divorce records or any other service can be mailed or faxed to the Juneau Vital Statistics office.  Please call 465-3391 for more information. 

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