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Copies of birth and death certificates are released by the Arkansas Department of Health, Vital Statistics. The Department does not issue copies of marriage and divorce documents, but it does offer the coupons. These coupons are the removable lower sections of marriage and divorce documents and may be used for information in Arkansas background checks. They are certified and accepted statewide by government offices.
Each marriage or divorce certified coupon has a $10 fee. Birth and death certificate copies are $12 each. Additional copies of birth certificates in the same name ordered at the same time are $10. Extra death certificate copies in the same name ordered at the same time are $8. According to Arkansas law, Statute 20-18-305, a vital records copy may be requested by the individual named on the document, certain relatives, authorized legal representatives and academic research groups.