OREGON -- Oregon wildfire survivors who need some vital records can get them for free starting Tuesday, June 1st.
Oregon Health Authority says it will help families get those records by providing certified copies of vital records free of charge June 1, 2021 through October 28, 2021 “to Oregonians affected by the Oregon wildfires.”
OHA says it will charge no fee for a search and issuance of up to three certified copies of vital records requested in connection with Oregon wildfires. Those records include: birth, death, marriage, divorce, domestic partnership or dissolution of domestic partnership records.
It says customers may order up to three certificates of each type of record at no charge.
OHA says the no-fee charge applies to certified copies ordered through the State Vital Records Office and all Oregon county vital records offices. It advises that in the “Reason for Needing Record” section on order forms, customers must list “Oregon Wildfires” to receive their records free of charge.
OHA reminds that county vital records offices “must charge the same fees as the state. The fee is $0 for up to three certified copies of vital records issued June 1, 2021 through October 28, 2021 to Oregonians affected by the Oregon wildfires.”