Nevada Birth Records Search

The Nevada Division of Public Health and Behavioral Health is responsible for keeping all Nevada birth records and issuing certificates. Nevada has been keeping these records since 1911. They also have some records dating back further than 1911.

Nevada keeps birth records private and therefore only people with a direct and tangible interest may obtain a copy of your record. The list of people who can access yours is: you, if you are 18 or older, your parents, grandparents, children, siblings, grandchildren, your spouse or a domestic partner.

When ordering a copy for someone other than yourself you will have to prove your identity and your relationship to that person.

Nevada accepts specific types of identification to prove your identity. They are as follows:

  • Alien or permanent resident card.
  • Prison ID.
  • Employment ID.
  • Passport.
  • Pilot’s license.
  • School ID.
  • Temporary resident card.
  • Visa.
  • Military ID.
  • Gun permit.
  • Driver’s license.
  • Other state or government-issued photo ID.

If you cannot supply one of those, they have another extensive list of secondary forms of ID

Types of Nevada Birth Records

Nevada offers a few different types of birth records you can choose from.

  • Certified Copy - a certified copy is a legal document verifying your identity and you can use it to get a driver’s license, passport, apply to school or the military.
  • Verification Only - verification only confirms the existence of a record but provides no details of what is contained within it.
  • Letter of Paternity Only - a letter of paternity is only for the parents listed on the record and confirms parentage only.

Nevada also offers services to amend or correct a birth certificate or even declare paternity.

Nevada Population

Nevada’s current population is estimated to be 3.06 million people. Nevada is one of the fastest growing states in the country with a healthy annual growth rate of 7.05%. It is one of the most sparsely populated states based on its immense size and surface area. The state was purchased from Mexico in 1848 and became a state in October of 1864.

State Population
1 birth every 870 seconds

1 death every 1305 seconds

Population change from 2010-2016

Population by Gender

There are less women than men in Nevada. The total population of Nevada is estimated at 2,939,254 people with 1,475,205 male and 1,464,049 female. There are 11,156 less more women than men in the state, which is 49.81% of the total population.

The Nevada Gender Ratio is 101 men to 100 women (99:100) or 1.01. State’s gender ratio is higher than the national average of 97 men to 100 women (97:100) or 0.97.

Gender ratio in 2016


Total population in 2016


Timeline of male/female population from 2010-2016

Nevada Birth Statistics

The state's birth rate decreased to 11.71 births per 1,000 population in 2016 with 36,260 total births — the lowest in Nevada history, and lower than the national birth rate - 11.95 births per 1000 women. The total number of births for 2016 was 36,260, 0.92% of the number of nationwide registered births.

State Birth Rate

Top 5 States with Lower/Higher Birth Rates than Nevada

Top 5 states with a lower birth rate than Nevada Top 5 states with a higher birth rate than Nevada
Vermont - 9.35Kansas - 13.05
Michigan - 11.30Idaho - 13.70
Maine - 9.84North Dakota - 15.04
Ohio - 11.34Kentucky - 13.09
Montana - 11.45Utah - 16.47

Top 5 Counties in Nevada with the lowest/highest Birth Rate

Top 5 counties in Nevada with the lowest birth rate Top 5 counties in Nevada with the highest birth rate
Washoe County - 11.88Clark County - 12.71
Clark County - 12.71Washoe County - 11.88

Nevada Fertility Rate

In Nevada the fertility rate based on historical data went from 66.21 to 63.37 from 2010-2016, and currently is higher than the crude fertility rate of the US - 62.56 births per 1000 women. The state reproductive age of the mother has seen an increase during the last 6 years, going from 27.20 to 28.19.

State fertility rate timeline with the average age of mother

Fertility Rate By County

The top reproductive counties of Nevada are Clark - 62.35, Washoe - 61.17 and - . For the fertility rates of the rest of the counties, please see the table below:

County Fertility rate

State Average Birth Weight and LMP Gestational Age

Where to Obtain a Nevada Birth Certificate

Nevada allows you to request a Nevada birth record search and request a certificate through the mail or online using VitalChek. When ordering online, you can pay with a credit card.

If you choose to mail in your application, fee, and proof of identity, you will need to send it to: Office of Vital Records, 4150 Technology Way, Suite 104 Carson City, Nevada 89706

For same-day service, you may also visit one of the Department of Health offices throughout the state.

If you have questions or need to fax over forms you can do so using the following:

  1. Telephone: 775-684-4242
  2. Fax: 775-684-4156

Certified copies of birth records cost $20 each. Other types cost only $10 each. All checks and money orders must be made out to Office of Vital Records. Homeless people are eligible to get a copy for free.

Nevada Department of Public Health

Cost of copy: $20.00
Organization: Office of Vital Records
Address:4150 Technology Way, Suite 104, Carson City, NV 89706
Remarks: The State office has records since July 1905. For earlier records, contact the County Recorder in the county where the event occurred. A personal check or money order should be made payable to CDPH Vital Records. Please do not send cash. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (916) 445-2684. This will be a recorded message, with an option to talk to a customer service representative. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Nevada Department of Public Health website. In order to obtain a Certified Copy you MUST complete the sworn statement included with the birth certificate application form, sign the statement under penalty of perjury and, your sworn statement must be notarized. If your request indicates that you want a Certified Copy but does not include a notarized statement sworn under penalty of perjury, the request will be rejected as incomplete and returned to you without being processed. If you request a Certified Informational Copy of the record, a notarized sworn statement is not required. Please refer to the CDPH website for further information about Informational Copies. Effective November 1, 2013, CDPH - Vital Records is no longer embossing certified copies of records.