Birth Certificate Information
West Virginia State Law (see enclosed law) says that before a child is allowed to enter school, parents or guardians of that child must show the school an official birth certificate. WV State Law
The certificate must be an original - copied records are not accepted.
This birth certificate must come from the State Bureau of Vital Statistics - not a county or a hospital.
To obtain a West Virginia official birth certificate complete this form and send to:
Vital Records Office
350 Capitol Street, Room 155
Charleston WV 25301
or telephone: 304-558-2931
If your child was born in a state other than WV, the school nurse will have addresses to write and obtain an official birth record.