Vital Records - Birth, Death & Marriage

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BOONE COUNTY VITAL RECORDS

Boone’s vital records for the most part go back to 1880 for births, deaths, and marriages. We do have some marriages that go back to 1851, but probably not all who were married ever got recorded. And the ones that we do have, have very little information.  An Application for Birth, Death & Marriage Record needs to be filled out before receiving a Certified Copy.  To download an Application click here. 

Birth Certificates
Here at the County level, our birth records start in 1880, however these will exclude any out-of-wedlock births prior to July 1, 1995, fetal deaths and adoptions. Our records are open to the public for inspection Monday through Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

To obtain a certified copy of a birth, you must be entitled to it, such as a legal parent, grandparent, spouse, brother, sister, child, legal guardian or legal representative. You must also be 18 years of age. The fee for a certified copy is $20.00 each.   An Application for Birth, Death & Marriage Record must be completed before receiving a certified copy. 

Death Certificates
Our death records begin in 1880 as well and run to the present day. These records are also open to the public along with the birth records. The fee for a certified copy of a death record is the same $20.00 each copy.

Marriage Certificates
We do have some marriage records going back as far as 1851. They do not have a lot of information. They do run from then to the present. Again the fee is $20.00 per certified copy.

Vital Searches
If you request our office to search vital records the fee will be $20.00 whether we have the record or not. You can come in to the office and do the search yourself and there is no fee. However, if you would like a copy for genealogy purposes, there is a fee of $5.00 each and it will be stamped “Not For Legal Purposes”. Plain copy requests cannot be honored through the mail. Those are only for in person requests. Otherwise it will be a certified copy for $20.00. No requests can be made over the phone at the county level. You need to submit a letter or application form with all the pertinent information concerning the vital record you are looking for. Your signature needs to be Notarized. Included with the letter or application we need a photocopy of your Driver’s License for ID & $20.00 for each request.

Marriage Applications
Our office is where you apply for your marriage license. The Marriage Couple and one witness need to come in to our office bringing with them their photo ID’s. When filling the Marriage Application out we ask that the Prominent Named Person be Party A and the person who is changing their name be Party B.  Once the application is filled out and the $35.00 fee is paid, there is a four-day waiting period before actually getting your Marriage Certificate. After the four-day period you come back to our office and pick up the necessary documents to get married. After the marriage, usually the Officiant will mail the completed Marriage Certificate back to our office for filing. We will then make you a certified copy and mail back to you for your records. 

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