ONE OF THE MOST IMPORTANT DOCUMENTS YOU WILL NEED IS PROOF OF YOUR GRANDCHILD'S IDENTITY. MAKE SURE YOU HAVE A COPY OF YOUR GRANDCHILD'S BIRTH CERTIFICATE
How do I apply?
Office of Vital Statistics
275 East Main Street- 1E-A,
Frankfort, KY 40621
The office is located on the first floor and opens at 8:00 AM Monday through Friday. Arrive before 3:30 PM. There may be a wait time of up-to an hour. For each certificate there is a $10 charge.
By mail: An application can be mailed to the Office of Vital Statistics (listed above). An application can also be picked up from your local health department too be mailed in. Refer to the forms page for the application.
There is a $10 charge per birth certificate. Enclose a check or money order payable to the Kentucky State Treasurer to cover the cost of each certificate order. Please allow up to 30 working days for processing.
By phone: Call 1 (800) 241- 8322. You will need to pay with a credit card. In addition, there is a $5 handling fee along with the $10 charge for the certificate. Typically, you receive your certificate within one week.
Online: Visit www.ky.gov . To order online there is an additional shipping fee. The cost of the shipping fee depends on the type of shipping chosen by the user.
NOTE: Do not mail the original documents with the application. Make photocopies of the documents and submit the photocopies with the application.
Following information is needed
Full name at birth of the person for whom the certificate is requested
Month, day, and year of birth
County of birth
Mother's maiden name
Name, address, and phone number where the certificate is to be mailed