Birth Certificates Processing Times

To obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate you are required to complete the online form and pay the state fees. Most states have an average processing time is 2 to 3 weeks. However, this may change during peak seasons or in states with a larger population. Some states also offer rush service, which means your birth certificate will be processed and shipped faster. Below you will find detailed information on the processing times of birth certificates for each state.

STATE Estimated Processing Time Rush Service
Alabama (AL) 7-10 business days Not Available
Alaska (AK) 4-6 weeks 3 business days
Arizona (AZ) 5 business days Not Available
Arkansas (AR) 4-6 weeks Not Available
California (CA) 3-4 weeks Not Available
Colorado (CO) Up to 30 business days Orders will be shipped next business afternoon after being processed.
Connecticut (CT) Up to 8 weeks Not Available
Delaware (DE) 2-5 weeks Not Available
District of Columbia (DC) 7-10 business days Orders will be shipped next business afternoon after being processed
Florida (FL) 3-5 business days Given Priority Processing
Georgia (GA) 8-10 weeks Not Available
Hawaii (HI) 6-8 weeks Not Available
Idaho (ID) 2-3 weeks 1-2 business days
Illinois (IL) 12+ weeks Not Available
Indiana (IN) 25 business days Not Available
Iowa (IA) 4 to 6 weeks Not Available
Kansas (KS) 7-10 business days Not Available
Kentucky (KY) 30 business days Not Available
Louisiana (LA) 8-10 weeks Not Available
Maine (ME) 2-5 weeks Not Available
Maryland (MD) 3-4 weeks Not Available
Massachusetts (MA) 30 business days 7-10 business days
Michigan (MI) 4-5 weeks 2-3 weeks
Minnesota (MN) 7 - 10 business days 2-3 business days
Mississippi (MS) 7-10 business days Not Available
Missouri (MO) 2-4 weeks Not Available
Montana (MT) 2-3 weeks Not Available
Nebraska (NE) 2-3 weeks Not Available
Nevada (NV) 4-6 weeks Not Available
New Hampshire (NH) 20 business days Not Available
New Jersey (NJ) 6-8 weeks Not Available
New Mexico (NM) 6-12 weeks Not Available
New York City (NYC) 90 days Not Available
New York (NY) 10-12 weeks Not Available
North Carolina (NC) 5 weeks 3-5 business days
North Dakota (ND) 3-5 business days 1 business day
Ohio (OH) 3-6 weeks Not Available
Oklahoma (OK) 6 weeks Not Available
Oregon (OR) 5-8 weeks Not Available
Pennsylvania (PA) 2 weeks Not Available
Rhode Island (RI) 1-2 weeks Not Available
South Carolina (SC) 2-4 weeks Not Available
South Dakota (SD) 2-5 weeks Not Available
Tennessee (TN) 6 weeks Not Available
Texas (TX) 65-85 days 20 to 25 business days
Utah (UT) 3 weeks Not Available
Vermont (VT) 5-7 days Not Available
Virginia (VA) 2-4 weeks Not Available
Washington (WA) 6-8 weeks 6 weeks
West Virginia (WV) 5-19 business days Not Available
Wisconsin (WI) 5-10 business days Not Available
Wyoming (WY) 3-5 business days Not Available
STATE Total Time Regular Total Time Express
Alabama (AL) Not Available Not Available
Alaska (AK) 23 - 26 5 - 7
Arizona (AZ) 19 - 22 5 - 7
Arkansas (AR) Not Available Not Available
California (CA) Not Available Not Available
Colorado (CO) 19 - 22 5 - 7
Connecticut (CT) 12 - 14 12 - 14
Delaware (DE) 22 - 26 5 - 7
District of Columbia (DC) 24 - 27 12 - 17
Florida (FL) Not Available Not Available
Georgia (GA) 26 - 33 7 - 9
Hawaii (HI) Not Available Not Available
Idaho (ID) Not Available Not Available
Illinois (IL) 22 - 27 9 - 12
Indiana (IN) 47 - 57 37 - 42
Iowa (IA) Not Available Not Available
Kansas (KS) Not Available Not Available
Kentucky (KY) 19 - 22 5 - 7
Louisiana (LA) Not Available Not Available
Maine (ME) 19 - 22 6 - 8
Maryland (MD) Not Available Not Available
Massachusetts (MA) 26 - 33 12 - 16
Michigan (MI) Not Available Not Available
Minnesota (MN) Not Available Not Available
Mississippi (MS) 19 - 22 5 - 7
Missouri (MO) Not Available Not Available
Montana (MT) 19 - 22 4 - 5
Nebraska (NE) Not Available Not Available
Nevada (NV) 22 - 26 5 - 7
New Hampshire (NH) 42 - 47 6 - 8
New Jersey (NJ) 67 - 95 56 - 84
New Mexico (NM) Not Available Not Available
New York City (NYC) Not Available Not Available
New York (NY) Not Available Not Available
North Carolina (NC) Not Available Not Available
North Dakota (ND) Not Available Not Available
Ohio (OH) 27 - 32 7 - 9
Oklahoma (OK) 19 - 22 7 - 12
Oregon (OR) Not Available Not Available
Pennsylvania (PA) Not Available Not Available
Rhode Island (RI) 42 - 57 5 - 7
South Carolina (SC) Not Available Not Available
South Dakota (SD) 17 - 19 3 - 5
Tennessee (TN) Not Available Not Available
Texas (TX) 32 - 34 22 - 24
Utah (UT) 19 - 22 5 - 6
Vermont (VT) Not Available Not Available
Virginia (VA) Not Available Not Available
Washington (WA) 17 - 19 4 - 5
West Virginia (WV) 17 - 19 4 - 5
Wisconsin (WI) 12 - 16 5 - 7
Wyoming (WY) Not Available Not Available