West Virginia

Department of
Health & Human Resources

DHHR’s Vital Registration Office to Close to the Public - Online Services and Mail Options Available


​The West Virginia Department of Health and Human Resources (DHHR) today announced its Vital Registration Office located in the Diamond building at 350 Capitol Street in Charleston will close to the public effective Friday, March 20, 2020, at 5:00 p.m., until further notice. The Diamond building lobby will also be closed to the public.  

In accordance with the most recent guidelines and best practices, this action will reduce exposure of Coronavirus Disease 2019 (COVID-19) to both customers and employees.

The general public can still access certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates by mail or online at www.vitalchek.com. To learn more about the process, visit http://www.wvdhhr.org/bph/hsc/vital/birthcert.asp or call 304-558-2931. 

Funeral homes can drop off death certificates Monday-Friday at the Diamond building security desk. Contractors and others who have business with other DHHR offices in the Diamond building can enter through the normal sign-in process.  

For the most up to date information about COVID-19, please visit www.coronavirus.wv.gov or http://www.cdc.gov/COVID19

Contact Information

Media contact: DHHRCommunications@wv.gov or (304) 558-7899