Health Statistics Center
350 Capitol Street, Room 165
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
(304) 558-2931
West Virginia Health Statistics Center, Providing Statistical Information for Informed Decisions
West Virginia Health Statistics Center, Providing Statistical Information for Informed Decisions
350 Capitol Street, Room 165
Charleston, WV 25301-3701
(304) 558-2931
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Corrections and Amendments

Since Birth, Death and Marriage certificates are legal documents, the State of West Virginia has very strict rules concerning making any changes to them.  The rules vary depending on how long ago the birth, death, or marriage occurred, and what is being changed.

 There are two types of changes to certificates.  A correction is the process of changing mistaken information on the birth certificate, like misspelled names.  Amendments are changes to the information itself.  Examples are adding fathers, changing the legal last name, and so on.

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