Utah Birth Records Search
Utah’s Department of Health and Vital Records is the state agency in charge of birth records. The state has been collecting and keeping Utah birth records since 1905.
Utah birth records are private and keep confidential until they reach the age of 100 years, then they become public records. Only the following people can get a copy of your birth record: you, if you are an adult, your parents, your legal guardian, siblings, children, grandchildren, grandparents, your spouse or a legal representative.
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When applying you must also provide valid proof of your identity using one of the following forms of photo ID: driver’s license, government-issued ID, tribal ID, passport, permanent or alien resident card, pilot's license, citizenship paperwork, concealed weapon permit and a prison ID
If you cannot supply one of the above, below is a secondary list of acceptable forms of ID, but you will need to produce two of the following:
- Paycheck or W2.
- School ID.
- Voter registration card.
- Car registration.
- Military discharge papers.
- Tax receipt.
- Prison release paperwork.
- Utility bill.
- Hunting or fishing license.
- Marriage license.
- Insurance card.
- Veteran ID.
- Medicare/Medicaid card.
- Probation paperwork.
- Business license.
- Professional license.
Types of Utah Birth Records
Utah offers only certified copies of birth records for you to purchase. A certified copy will allow you to verify your identity in any circumstance where that is necessary such as applying to school, for government benefits or to get a passport or driver’s license.
You may also add paternity to an existing Utah birth record or have one amended for a fee.
Utah’s current population is estimated at 3.18 million based on the last census that was conducted in 2010.
80% of all Utah residents live in the Salt Lake area. Utah is the 13th largest state in America, but very sparsely populated. They do however have the 4th largest growth rate in the country at 1.64% annually.
With a total landmass of 84,899 square miles, Utah has only 33.6 people living per square mile.
We acquired Utah from Mexico in 1848 and then it became a State in 1896.
Population change from 2010-2016
Population by Gender
There are less women than men in Utah. The total population of Utah is estimated at 3,044,321 people with 1,532,203 male and 1,512,118 female. There are 20,085 less more women than men in the state, which is 49.67% of the total population.
The Utah 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
Utah Birth Statistics
The state's birth rate decreased to 16.47 births per 1,000 population in 2016 with 50,464 total births — the lowest in Utah history, and higher than the national birth rate - 11.95 births per 1000 women. The total number of births for 2016 was 50,464, 1.28% of the number of nationwide registered births.
State Birth Rate
Top 5 States with Lower/Higher Birth Rates than Utah
Top 5 Counties in Utah with the lowest/highest Birth Rate
|Top 5 counties in Utah with the lowest birth rate||Top 5 counties in Utah with the highest birth rate|
|Weber County - 15.66||Utah County - 20.21|
|Salt Lake County - 15.71||Cache County - 18.62|
|Davis County - 16.65||Davis County - 16.65|
|Cache County - 18.62||Salt Lake County - 15.71|
|Utah County - 20.21||Weber County - 15.66|
Utah Fertility Rate
In Utah the fertility rate based on historical data went from 87.83 to 76.69 from 2010-2016, and currently is higher than the crude fertility rate of the US - 76.15 births per 1000 women. The state reproductive age of the mother has seen an increase during the last 6 years, going from 27.52 to 28.31.
State fertility rate timeline with the average age of mother
Fertility Rate By County
The top reproductive counties of Utah are Utah - 84.39, Davis - 78.89 and Cache - 76.31. For the fertility rates of the rest of the counties, please see the table below:
|Salt Lake County||71.4|
State Average Birth Weight and LMP Gestational Age
Where to Obtain an Utah Birth Certificate
You may request a Utah birth record search and certificate through the mail, online and in person.
To order by mail, you must send your completed application, fees and proof of identity to: Vital Records, PO Box 141012, Salt Lake City UT 84114-1012. Mail orders will take three weeks for processing.
You may also visit their office in person at 288 North 1460 West, Salt Lake City, Utah, Monday through Friday between 8 a.m. and 5 p.m. You can also visit any local health office for your copy.
Utah charges a non-refundable fee of $20 for a birth certificate and records search. Any additional copies will cost $10 each.
You may also use the VitalChek system to order online or by phone. Additional fees apply when using VitalChek.
Utah Department of Public Health
Add'l copy at same time-$8.00