Clackamas County becomes first public agency in Oregon to offer online ordering of birth, death certificates


Clackamas County has now made it easier for residents to order vital records.

The county’s Public Health Division recently partnered with Permitium to bring residents a secure online option to manage the processing, payment and issuance of birth and death certificates, called VitalDirector. Clackamas County is the first public agency in Oregon to offer this online option that modernizes and streamlines the vital records ordering process.

The reason for making the online system available was convenience.

“Clackamas County has a large geographic footprint, making it tough for everyone to easily make it into the county offices in Oregon City to order vital records,” said Philip Mason-Joyner, the county’s Public Health Division director. “We wanted to make it easier for residents to take care of business in a timely, efficient way.”

The county’s Public Health Division partnered with the county’s Treasurer’s Office to make this option available beginning on January 2, 2024.

Each copy of a death and birth certificate costs $25. Residents still also have the option to order in-person.

“We are thrilled Clackamas County is offering a fast and more convenient way to get vital records certified copies," said Paola Soles, office supervisor for the county's Public Health Division. "Ordering these certified copies through the Permitium portal really streamlines vital records requests for the community.”

Information about how to order birth certificates and death certificates online is available on the Clackamas County website.