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Rebecca Topol, SM
Chief

Health Analytics & Vital Records

Attention:

If unable to visit our offices, you may still obtain 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, fax, or by using VitalChek.

Please see our order forms for more information and instructions.

As there may be long hold times, please look at the FAQs as well as the instructions on the form before calling our offices with questions.

Thank you and we apologize for any inconvenience that this may cause.

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 (during the Covid-19 virus outbreak):

  • Learn how to submit a request for Marriage License.
  • 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 one of the following:
  • Priority Mail with signature/tracking for $9.00
  • Fed Ex Alaska Mail with signature/tracking for $25.00
  • Fed Ex USA Mail with signature/tracking for $30.00
  • Priority and Fed Ex Mail that includes signature/tracking will ensure your License is received in a timely manner.
  • Your marriage license will be mailed to you.

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 Section. 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

  • Please note: Until further notice, HAVRS will not be able to provide expedited service due to backlogs during the Cyber Attack.

The Department of Health and Social Services was the target of a cyberattack. One of the immediate actions was to take the Electronic Vital Records System (EVRS) offline on May 17, 2021. As of July 26, 2021, EVRS has been brought back online.

The Health Analytics and Vital Records Section (HAVRS) service capabilities can now be expanded but will continue to have some limitations due to the backlog of work left from the outage. Effective immediately, and until further notice, the current service capabilities of HAVRS follow:

  • Full certificate services are restored to the Juneau and Anchorage Vital Records Offices.
  • Marriage license applications will continue to be processed in both the Juneau and Anchorage Vital Records Offices.
  • The system for online certificate orders VitalChek is now available.
  • Should you choose to place and order with VitalChek but have already placed an order with us using another method, please know that you will eventually get charged for and receive your original order. Please do not place a second order on VitalChek unless you are willing to assume the risk of multiple orders.
  • or all orders, there continues be a longer than normal delay. We estimate up to 2 months to fill your order from the time we receive it.
    • Heirloom certificate requests require approximately 4-6 weeks.
  • Please note in the wake of the cyberattack, we will no longer be taking orders via E-mail to ensure the security of your personal information. For secure online ordering, please use VitalChek.
  • HAVRS will only be answering phones until 1pm daily until 11/15.
  • Please note that mailing a request to our office with a tracking number, (e.g., Priority, Express or FedEx) does not guarantee expedited service. Ordering through VitalChek is the fastest way to get us your order and to receive your certificate at this time. We will update our forms and website when we are offering expedited service again.
  • 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.

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.