Get a Copy
The Alexandria Health Department offers in-person and mail-in support to obtain copies of Virginian:
- Birth certificates
- Death certificates
- Marriage/divorce records
Only eligible family members with a valid ID can get a copy of the record. For complete information, visit the VDH Office of Vital Records or call us at 703.746.4991
ELIGIBLE FAMILY MEMBERS
- current legal spouse
A list of valid identification documents is available from the VDH Office of Vital Records.
Location & Hours
Main Office: 4850 Mark Center Drive, Fourth Floor
- Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday: 8 am to 4 pm
- Thursday: 1 to 4 pm
Most new parents apply for a birth certificate while in the hospital. For home births or other situations when new parents need assistance applying for a birth certificate, the Health Department can provide guidance and an application. Reach us as 703.746.4991 or visit the VDH Office of Vital Records website.
In Virginia, a clerk of the local Circuit Court issues marriage licenses. In the City of Alexandria, the Clerk's Office is at 520 King Street. Visit the Clerk's website for more on their requirements, application and costs.
Only after a marriage officiant completes, signs and returns the Marriage Register and the Marriage Return to the Clerk's Office is a Virginia marriage record created.
The Circuit Court's clerk office does not have a 'divorce' application. Visit their website for more information.
Corrections or Changes to Vital Records
The Health Department can help you correct or change an already existing vital record.
Call 703.746.4991 or visit VDH Office of Vital Records for more information.