Virginia Death Records Search

The Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics in Virginia is in charge of the death records for Virginia residents. Trying to request records after a loved one’s death can be a very stressful and an emotional process. However, Virginia’s Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics makes the process fast and easy, helping to make it less stressful and emotionally hurtful for the person trying to receive records.

Remember to bring a valid identification with you and have information about the deceased on hand so that the process may be done in as short a manner as possible. Also, keep in mind that if someone who has lost a loved one needs someone to talk to, some vital record offices can provide information about counseling. You may want to have the date of the death and if possible the time on hand along with the name of the deceased.

Death certificates are available:
By mail – If you are looking to contact the Office of Vital Records by mail the mailing address where they receive mail, forms, fees and more is:
VDH, Office of Vital Records and Health Statistics
P.O. Box 1000
Richmond, Virginia

If the above address is unable to receive your mail or your letter is returned to you, you can also use the following address:
P.O. Box 2448
Richmond, Virginia 23218-2448
109 Governor Street
Richmond, Virginia 23219

In Person – The main walk-in office used for vital record services is: 
The Shops at Willow Lawn
1601 Willow Lawn Drive
Suite 275
Richmond, VA 23220

Electronically – For further information or other needs the official website of the Office of Vital Records for Virginia is:

The following link is also available and can direct you to e-mail services:

Questions – To contact the Office of Vital Records in Virginia use the following number:
(804) 662-6200