Virginia Probate and Estate Settlement

Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records


Virginia Probate and Estate Settlement

Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $12.00

Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, VA 23218-1000

Remarks: State office has records from January 1853 to December 1896 and since June 14, 1912. Only the cities of Hampton, Newport News and Norfolk have records between 1896 and June 14, 1912.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to State Health Department. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (804) 662-6200. This is a recorded message. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at

Anyone requesting a vital record must submit a photocopy of their identification.