Louisville (KY) Birth Certificate Online

Order a Louisville (KY) birth certificate online and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Louisville birth certificate mailed to you.

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US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Louisville, Kentucky (KY) Birth Certificate Replacement

Citizens born in the city of Louisville are issued a Kentucky birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Louisville, Kentucky citizens needs to:

  • Obtaining a government-issued identification document, including a US passport, a social security card, a driver’s license, amongst others
  • Enroll in school university, or sports activities Get married

If your Louisville, Kentucky birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Louisville birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Louisville (KY) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Louisville, Kentucky birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Louisville birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

Louisville birth certificate types

These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Louisville, Kentucky:

  • Long-form copy of a Louisville, (KY) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as Birth certificate long form, or certified copy of a birth certificate.
  • Short-form copy of a Louisville, (KY) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.

Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.

Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Louisville (KY)

To order an authorized copy of a Louisville (KY) birth certificate:

  • Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  • Print and sign it
  • Mail it to the Kentucky vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of a Louisville Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street 1E-A
Frankfort, KY 40621-0001

Alternatively, Louisville citizens born in Jefferson County can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Louisville Clerk’s Office.

Citizens of Louisville who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours.

Jefferson County Clerk
527 W. Jefferson St., Rm 100
Louisville, KY 40202

Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Louisville birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Louisville, Kentucky birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with your personal data:

  • Gender
  • Date of birth
  • Full name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Louisville birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.

Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:

  • State of Kentucky Driver’s License
  • State of Kentucky ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory state-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory

Who is eligible to apply

An official copy of a Louisville birth certificate can be ordered by:

  • The certificate holder, a parent or legal guardian of the certificate holder
  • A child, grandparent, grandchild, sibling, current spouse of the certificate holder
  • A member of a law enforcement agency or a representative of another governmental agency, as provided by law, who is conducting official business
  • A party entitled to receive the record as a result of a court order, or an attorney or a licensed adoption agency seeking the birth record
  • An attorney representing the certificate holder or the certificate holder’s estate, or any person or agency empowered by statute or appointed by a court to act on behalf of the certificate holder or the certificate holder's estate

Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Louisville birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.

How to Request an Apostille for a Louisville Birth Certificate

If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.

Ketucky Authentications Unit street P.O. Box:

Office of the Secretary of State
Authentications and Apostilles
P.O. Box 718
Frankfort, KY 40602-0718

Louisville Birth Certificate Cost

Requesting a copy of a Louisville, Kentucky (KY) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a Louisville, Kentucky birth certificate is $15. If ordered to Kentucky state office the fee is $10. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is $6

Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.

Please note that the fee for your Louisville birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office.

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Louisville Birth Certificate Processing Times

In most cases, your Louisville birth certificate order will be filled within 30 business days. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the Loisville, Kentucky (KY) birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door. Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.

Kentucky Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Kentucky (KY).

Keep in mind that the Louisville Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.

FAQs About Louisville (KY) Birth Certificates

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in Louisville (KY)?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Louisville usually takes 30 business days.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Louisville birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the Louisville vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

  • How much does a Louisville birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued Louisville, Kentucky (KY) birth certificate carries a fee of $10.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Louisville birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry the same fees as the first document.

  • How can I change the name on a Louisville birth certificate?

    To modify a citizen’s name on a Louisville birth certificate you will first need to order a certified copy of the birth certificate you would like to amend.

    Then you will need to present the above alongside the certified copy of the Louisville birth certificate you would like to modify and the appropriate fees at the following address:

    • Kentucky Office of Vital Statistics
    • 275 East Main Street 1E-A
    • Frankfort, KY 40621-0001
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