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Visit the District of Columbia Vital Records Department for information on how to obtain birth and death certificates.  To place an order, write to:

Vital Records Department

825 North Capitol Street NE
1st Floor, Room 1312
Washington, DC 20002
(202) 442-9303
Fax: (202) 783-0136

Birth Records since August 1974.

Death Records since 1855 (except Civil War years).

For Marriage Records from 1811-1980 – contact:

The Superior Court of The District of Columbia
Marriage Bureau & Special Services
500 Indiana Ave. NW, Rm4485
Washington, DC 20001
(202) 879-4840

For Divorce Records prior to September 16, 1956, contact:

The United States District Court
Files and Copies Branch, Room 1825-A
333 Constitution Avenue, N. W.
Washington D. C. 20001-2802

For Divorce Records after September 16, 1956, contact:

District of Columbia Superior Court
Divorce Decrees - Room 4335
500 Indiana Avenue N. W.
Washington DC 20001
(202) 879-1261

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