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 os 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 2-3 business days
Arkansas (AR) 10-14 business days Not Available
California (CA) 15-20 business days Not Available
Colorado (CO) up to 6 weeks 2-3 business days
Connecticut (CT) 6-8 weeks Not Available
Delaware (DE) 2-5 weeks Not Available
District of Columbia (DC) 7-10 business days Not Available
Florida (FL) 15-20 business days 2-3 business days
Georgia (GA) 8-10 weeks Not Available
Hawaii (HI) 19 business days Not Available
Idaho (ID) 2-3 weeks 2-5 business days
Illinois (IL) 5-7 business days Not Available
Indiana (IN) 25 business days Not Available
Iowa (IA) 4 weeks Not Available
Kansas (KS) 7-10 business days Not Available
Kentucky (KY) 30 business days Not Available
Louisiana (LA) 4-8 weeks Not Available
Maine (ME) 2-5 weeks Not Available
Maryland (MD) 3-4 weeks Not Available
Massachusetts (MA) 15-20 business days 7-10 business days
Michigan (MI) 4-5 weeks 2-3 weeks
Minnesota (MN) 1-2 weeks 2-3 business days
Mississippi (MS) 3 weeks 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) 1-2 weeks Not Available
New Jersey (NJ) 1-2 weeks Not Available
New Mexico (NM) 6-12 weeks Not Available
New York (NY) 10-12 weeks 2-4 weeks
New York City (NY) 12-14 weeks Not Available
North Carolina (NC) 5 weeks 3-5 business days
North Dakota (ND) 3-5 business days 1 day
Ohio (OH) 3-6 weeks Not Available
Oklahoma (OK) 12 weeks Not Available
Oregon (OR) 3-5 weeks 3-5 business days
Pennsylvania (PA) 2 weeks Not Available
Rhode Island (RI) 1-2 weeks 5 business days
South Carolina (SC) 2-4 weeks Not Available
South Dakota (SD) 2-5 weeks Not Available
Tennessee (TN) 6 weeks 2 business days
Texas (TX) 6-8 weeks 20-25 business days
Utah (UT) 1-3 weeks Not Available
Vermont (VT) 5-7 days Not Available
Virginia (VA) 2-4 weeks 1-2 weeks
Washington (WA) 4 weeks 2-3 business days
West Virginia (WV) 5 business days Not Available
Wisconsin (WI) 5 business days Not Available
Wyoming (WY) 5 business days Not Available

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