You can get almost all vital records and statistics from the Idaho Department of Health and Welfare. The earliest records available
for births and deaths is July 1911. The oldest marriage or divorce records available are from May 1947. Birth records are considered
confidential for 100 years while death, marriage and divorce records are confidential for 50 years. After that time period all records
are considered public records and available by anyone for genealogical research.
Records are usually processed in 5-7 days after receiving the order. Rush orders will cut the time down to 2-3 days at a cost of
an additional $5 dollar fee. A computer printed death certificate costs $14 dollars while all other records cost $13. Certified
photocopies cost $18 dollars and $19 dollars respectively.
Idaho Bureau of Vital Records and Health Statistics
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
• Vital Statistic Certificate Request
Records are also available for order online and by fax.
All adoption records are sealed after filing and considered confidential records. Only a court order can open the records for viewing. To help
facilitate the collection of medical information, geneology searches and searches for birth relatives, the state manages the Idaho Voluntary Adoption
• Voluntary Adoption Registry (PDF)