Department of Finance
OBTAINING LAKEWOOD CERTIFIED BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS
Certified birth and death records can be obtained one of four ways for births and deaths that occurred in Lakewood only.
- In person: visit the office during regular business hours. Complete a short form and the certificate will be retrieved, copied, and certified for a fee of $25.00 per certified copy.
- By mail: Send a written request to the office that includes the name of the individual, date of birth or death, parents’ names (birth certificates only) and a daytime telephone number. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a personal check or money order for $25.00 per certified copy.
- By phone: Call the office during regular business hours and state that you would like to use a credit card. Mastercard, VISA, American Express and Discover Cards are accepted. Provide information as requested by the clerk. The credit card service, Vitalchek, charges a $7.00 fee in addition to the fee of $25.00 per certified copy. Overnight delivery is available upon request at an additional charge. Certified records are sent via regular mail unless otherwise specified.
- Online: Access Vitalchek »
Burial Permits are issued to funeral homes for a fee of $3.00 each.