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 UT 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.

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 UT Birth Records

The state 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.

State Population

Its current population is estimated at 3.18 million based on the last census that was conducted in 2010.

80% of all UT residents live in the Salt Lake area and 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, the state has only 33.6 people living per square mile.

We acquired Utah from Mexico in 1848 and then it became a State in 1896.

State Population
1 birth every 625 seconds

1 death every 938 seconds

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 states with a lower birth rate than Utah There are no states with a higher birth rate than Utah
Vermont - 9.35
Alabama - 12.25
Alaska - 15.12
Louisiana - 13.78
Nebraska - 13.93

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
Washington County - 13.79Utah County - 20.21
Weber County - 15.66Cache County - 18.62
Salt Lake County - 15.71Davis County - 16.65
Davis County - 16.65Salt Lake County - 15.71
Cache County - 18.62Weber County - 15.66

Fertility Rate in UT

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 County - 84.39, Davis County - 78.89 and Washington County - 76.49. For the fertility rates of the rest of the counties, please see the table below:

County Fertility rate
Cache County76.31
Weber County74.6
Salt Lake County71.4

State Average Birth Weight and LMP Gestational Age

Where to Obtain an Utah Birth Certificate

You may request Utah birth records 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.

The stat 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 performing Utah birth records search online using VitalChek.

Utah Department of Public Health

Cost of copy: $20.00
Add'l copy at same time-$8.00
Organization: Office of Vital Records and Statistics; Utah Department of Health
Address:288 North 1460 West; P.O. Box 141012, Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
Remarks: State office has records since 1905. Identification is now required for the purchase of a Utah Birth Certificate. Mailed request must include an enlarged and easily identifiable photocopy of the back and front of your identification. If no proofs are enclosed, your application will be returned. For a list of acceptable identification see our website at the Utah Department of Health website. Additional copies, when requested at the same time, are $8.00 each. Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (801) 538-6105. This is a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the internet at the Utah Department of Health website.