Vermont Birth Records Search

Vermont’s Health Statistics and Vital Records department maintain birth records for the state. They began keeping Vermont birth records in 1857.

Vermont keeps all birth records private, and therefore, only the following people may gain access to yours: you, if you are 18 or older, your parents, grandparents, children, your spouse, siblings, grandchildren, a legal guardian, a court-appointed representative or a lawyer.

You must also present valid, photo ID when applying for a copy of your birth record. The following forms of ID are acceptable: driver’s license, passport, federal or state ID, prison, citizenship, military or a government-issued ID, visa.

If you cannot supply one of the above, you will have to present two other forms of secondary IDs from a list they have online.

When ordering you will need to fill out an application with the following information:

  • Your name, address phone, and email.
  • Your relationship to the person listed on the record.
  • The purpose of the copy.
  • Name of the person on record.
  • Date of birth.
  • Mother’s full name.
  • The number of copies requested.

Types of Vermont Birth Records

Vermont offers only certified copies of birth records for you to purchase. A certified copy is a legal verification of your identity to use for any government purpose such as obtaining a permit, driver’s license, passport, joining the military or applying to a school.

Vermont Population

Vermont’s current population is 623,690 ranking 30th in the nation for population density. Vermont’s population, however, is shrinking each year slightly by .12%. Vermont is quite small with only 9,614 square miles of area. There are 67.9 people per square mile. Burlington is the state's largest city with just over 10,000 people living there. Vermont became a State on March 4, 1791.

State Population
1 birth every 5479 seconds

1 death every 8219 seconds

Population change from 2010-2016

Population by Gender

There are more women than men in Vermont. The total population of Vermont is estimated at 623,354 people with 307,977 male and 315,377 female. There are 7,400 more more women than men in the state, which is 50.59% of the total population.

The Vermont Gender Ratio is 98 men to 100 women (99:100) or 0.98. 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

Vermont Birth Statistics

The state's birth rate decreased to 9.35 births per 1,000 population in 2016 with 5,756 total births — the lowest in Vermont history, and lower than the national birth rate - 11.95 births per 1000 women. The total number of births for 2016 was 5,756, 0.15% of the number of nationwide registered births.

State Birth Rate

Top 5 States with Lower/Higher Birth Rates than Vermont

Top 3 states with a lower birth rate than Vermont Top 5 states with a higher birth rate than Vermont
New Hampshire - 9.11Washington - 12.55
Rhode Island - 9.04Kentucky - 13.09
Connecticut - 9.29Oklahoma - 13.53
Iowa - 13.18
Colorado - 11.83

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

Top 5 counties in Vermont with the lowest birth rate Top 5 counties in Vermont with the highest birth rate
Chittenden County - 9.61Chittenden County - 9.61

Vermont Fertility Rate

In Vermont the fertility rate based on historical data went from 50.17 to 48.35 from 2010-2016, and currently is lower than the crude fertility rate of the US - 50.32 births per 1000 women. The state reproductive age of the mother has seen an increase during the last 6 years, going from 28.81 to 29.83.

State fertility rate timeline with the average age of mother

State Average Birth Weight and LMP Gestational Age

Where to Obtain a Vermont Birth Certificate

If you want to request a Vermont birth record search from 2013 to present, you must contact the Vermont Health Department. For births 2012 and older, you must contact the State Archives and Records Administration.

Vermont charges a $10 non-refundable fee for every certified copy and checks, and money orders must be made payable to the Vermont Department of Health. Wait times are usually about 5-7 days until you receive your copy. You can order expedited/overnight shipping for an additional $14.50.

The Archives and Records Administration charges $12 per certified copy of your Vermont birth record.

You may also visit any town clerk’s office to get a copy same-day.

When ordering a copy by mail, be sure to include a self-address, stamped envelope and mail your fee, application and photo ID to: Vermont Department of Health, make checks or money orders (U.S. funds) payable to the Vermont Department of Health, Vital Records Office, P.O. Box 70

Vermont Department of Public Health

Cost of copy: $10.00
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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 Vermont 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.