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Vital Statistics: Birth & Death Records

The Vital Statistics office is located at 650 Newtown Pike at the Lexington-Fayette County  Health Department. It registers all births in Fayette County both locally and with the State Vital Statistics office. Fayette County deaths are reported by local facilities who file a Provisional Report of Death which also permits transport for burial.

Services provided include:

  • microfiche records for births in Fayette County and all of Kentucky from 1911 through 1988.
  • microfiche records for deaths in Fayette County and all of Kentucky from 1911 through 1993.
  • Verifications of Birth to the public, probation officers and military.
  • Affidavits for Declaration of Paternity.
  • Notary services for Vital Statistics related issues.
  • Communicable Disease Affidavits for funeral homes and the Coroner’s office for transport for foreign burials.
  • Assistance with genealogical research by appointment only.
  • Information on laws regulating vital statistics.
  • Applications for a Certified Copy of the Birth Certificate.

Operating hours are:
1-4 p.m. Monday & Thursday
8:30-11 a.m. Wednesday

For more information on how to obtain a birth or death certificate or birth verification, call (859) 288-2404 or (859) 899-2226.

Verification of Birth The local office of Vital Statistics gives verifications of birth to clients requesting them. Only open records are disclosed. Addresses, Social Security Numbers, medical information and personal information are not disclosed. We do not charge for the Verification of Birth.

Obtaining Birth, Death, Marriage and Divorce Certificates Certified copies of each of these are only available through the State Office of Vital Statistics in Frankfort. Visit the Kentucky Vital Records site for details on ordering over the phone, over the internet, by mail, and in person. 




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Change in services: Effective May 20, 2014, we are able to provide childhood vaccinations (must live in Fayette County, be 18 years or younger and be uninsured or underinsured). Limited appointments are available daily Monday-Friday, and appointments can be made up to a week in advance by calling the Public Health Clinic at (859) 288-2483.

Our Public Health Clinic at 650 Newtown Pike is no longer able to see patients for the following programs: adult immunizations/physicals and breast/cervical cancer.

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