Department of Finance

Vital Statistics


Certified birth and death records can be obtained one of four ways for births and deaths that occurred in Lakewood only.

  • In person: visit the office during regular business hours. Complete a short form and the certificate will be retrieved, copied, and certified for a fee of $25.00 per certified copy.
  • By mail: Send a written request to the office that includes the name of the individual, date of birth or death, parents’ names (birth certificates only) and a daytime telephone number. Include a self-addressed stamped envelope and a personal check or money order for $25.00 per certified copy.
  • By phone: Call the office during regular business hours and state that you would like to use a credit card. Mastercard, VISA, American Express and Discover Cards are accepted. Provide information as requested by the clerk. The credit card service, Vitalchek, charges a $7.00 fee in addition to the fee of $25.00 per certified copy. Overnight delivery is available upon request at an additional charge. Certified records are sent via regular mail unless otherwise specified.
  • Online: Access Vitalchek »

Burial Permits are issued to funeral homes for a fee of $3.00 each.