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Washington DC Public Records

Birth Certificate
Death Records
Contact the Department of Health. Vital Records Division 825 North Capitol Street, NE 1st Floor Washington, DC 20002 (202)671-5000
For a computer generated copy of a birth or death record, there is a fee of $18 dollars to search and print. Photocopys of original birth certificates cost $23.00.
If no records found then you will be granted a certificate of search, which doesn’t not prove record doesn’t not exists, just proves record could not be found. $18 dollar charge still applies
Records can be obtained in person (with cash, check or money order), through mail (with check or money order) or online with Vitalcheck credit card.

Marriage & Divorce Records
All marriage, divorce and domestic partnership records are held at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia.
H. Carl Moultrie Courthouse 500 Indiana Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20001 (202)879-1010

Marriage License
Marriage license fee of $35 dollars and issue of license of $10. Moultrie Courthouse 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 4485 Washington, D.C. 20001 (202) 879-4840

Divorce Filings
Domestic Relations Branch. Moultrie Courthouse 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., Room 4230 Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 879-1261

Unclaimed Property


Washington DC Criminal Records & Missing Persons

Criminal Court Records
Moultrie Courthouse 500 Indiana Avenue, N.W., 4th floor – west Washington, D.C. 20001 Phone: (202) 879-1373 Fax: (202) 638-5352

Most Wanted
Metropolitan Police Department Most Wanted Fugitives. Contact police at (202) 727-9099 or Crime Solvers at 1 (800) 673-2777.

Missing Persons
Missing Adults in the DC Area. Call (800) 843-5678 for information regarding missing or exploited children.

Sex Offender Registry
Metropolitan Police Department’s sex offender database.

Crime Victims Compensation Program
Helping victims with their crime related medical and mental health expenses. Court Building A 515 5th Street, N.W., Room 104 Washington, D.C. 20001 Laura B. Reed, Program Director Phone: (202) 879-4216 Fax: (202) 879-4230


Washington DC Business, Revenue and Legal Records

Business Resource Center
Washington DC Business Resource Center

Registered Organization
Organization search and online registration form

Business Tax Service Center
Tax forms and filing information. 941 North Capitol Street, NE First Floor Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 727- 4TAX (727-4829)


Washington DC Transportation Records

Department of Transportation (DDOT)
District Department of Transportation 2000 14th Street, NW, 6th Floor Washington, DC 20009 (202) 673-6813

Department of Motor Vehicles
John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004 Citywide Call Center : (202) 727-1000

Driver’s License
Obtaining, converting out-of-state, renewing, GRAD and suspended/revoked driver’s license


Washington DC Law Enforcement

Metropolitan Police Department
John A. Wilson Building 1350 Pennsylvania Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20004 City wide call center (202) 727-1000


Washington DC Public Services

Department of Health
Department of Health 825 North Capitol Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 (202) 671-5000

Department of Employment Services
609 H Street, NE Washington, DC 20002 Phone: (202) 724-7000 TDD: (202) 698-4817