Complete List of State Putative Father Registries

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This is a complete list of the putative father registries of each state, current as of June, 2021. This list is based on the information provided by the State of New Hampshire. For an explanation of what is a putative father registry see our article What is a Putative Father and What is a Putative Father Registry. Several states do not maintain putative father registries, however some of those provide alternate means for putative fathers to register themselves as the father of their child. If you were never married to the mother of your child, and have not otherwise legally established your paternity, it is important to register your paternity of your child with your state as soon as you can. You can read more about protecting your rights as an unmarried father here.

Alabama Putative Father Registry
Department of Human Resources
P.O. BOX 304000
Montgomery, AL 36130-4000
(334) 242-9500
www.dhr.alabama.gov

Alaska does not have a putative father registry.
Go here for information about how to establish paternity in Alaska.

Arizona Putative Father Registry
Office of Vital Records
PO Box 6018
Phoenix AZ 85005-6018

Arkansas Putative Father Registry
Legal Section/Vital Records
4815 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
(501) 661-2275
501-661-2869 (fax)
($5.00 fee)

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California does not have a putative father registry.

Colorado does not have a putative father registry.

Connecticut does not have a putative father registry.

Delaware Registry of Paternity
Division of Child Support Enforcement
P.O. Box 904
84A Christiana Road
New Castle, DE 19720
(302) 577-7171

Florida Putative Father Registry
Dept. of Health /Vital Statistics
PO Box 210
Jacksonville, FL 32231-0049
(904) 359-6900 ext. 1096
($9.00 fee & specific form)

Georgia Putative Father Registry
Vital Records
2600 Skyland Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
(404) 679-4780
www.health.state.ga.us/programs/vitalrecords
($10 fee & specific form)

Hawaii does not have a putative father registry.

Idaho Putative Father Registry
Vital Statistics Unit
PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0036
(208) 334-5988

Illinois Putative Father Registry
3 N Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield IL 62701
1-866-737-3237
www.putativefather.org
(Online search access and $40 fee required)

Indiana Putative Father Registry
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
(317) 233-7253

Iowa Putative Father Registry
Vital Records Bureau,
Lucas Building
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50319-0075
(515) 281-4944

Kansas Putative Father Registry
Kansas Dept. of Social & Rehab Services
PO Box 497
Topeka, KS 66601-0497
(785) 296-3237

Kentucky does not have a putative father registry.

Louisiana Putative Father Registry
Vital Records
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160-0630
(504) 568-5152
($10.00 fee)

Maine does not have a putative father registry.

Maryland does not have a putative father registry.

Massachusetts Parental Claim Registrar
Office of General Counsel
600 Washington St., Floor 6
Boston MA 02111-1744
(617)-748-2020

Michigan Putative Father Registry
Vital Records, Health Statistics
3423 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 335-9334 FAX (517) 335-9264
($10.00 fee)

Minnesota Putative Father Registry
Office of the State Registrar
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
(612) 676-5466
1-888-345-1726 (toll free)

Mississippi does not have a putative father registry.

Missouri Putative Registry
Missouri Dept. of Health; Senior Services
Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 570
Jefferson City. MO 65102-0570
(573) 522-3233

Montana Putative Father Registry
Bureau of Vital Statistics
111 N. Sanders, Room 205
Helena, MT 59620
(406) 444-4228
($10.00 fee)

Nebraska Putative Father Registry
Dept. of Health & Human Services
Vital Statistics Section
P.O. Box 95065
Lincoln, NE 68509-5065

Nevada does not have a putative father registry.

New Hampshire Putative Father Registry
Department of Health & Human Services
Division of Child Support Services
129 Pleasant Street
Concord, NH 03301
(603) 271-4745

New Jersey does not have a putative father registry.

New Mexico Putative Father Registry
Bureau of Vital Records/Health Services
PO Box 25767
Albuquerque NM 87125
1-866-534-0051
www.vitalrecordsnm.org
($12 fee)

New York Putative Father Registry
NY Adoption Service
52 Washington St., Room 323 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2796
1-800-345-5437

North Carolina does not have a putative father registry.

North Dakota does not have a putative father registry.

Ohio Putative Father Registry
Ohio Dept. Job and Family Services
P.O. Box 183204
Columbus, OH 43218-3204
1-888-313-3100
(specific form to complete)

Oklahoma Putative Father Registry
Dept. of Human Services – Adoptions
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma, City, OK 73125
(405) 522-5871

Oregon Putative Father Registry
Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland, OR 97923-0050
(503) 731-4492

Pennsylvania
Bureau of Child Support Enforcement
ATTN: Paternity Services Coordinator
Post Office Box 8018
Harrisburg PA 17105
(Inquiries may be faxed to 717-787-0297)

Rhode Island does not have a putative father registry.

South Carolina
https://ssl.sc.gov/DSSFatherRegistry/Search/
SearchIndex.aspx
Online search allowed only by certain parties

South Dakota does not have a putative father registry.

Tennessee Putative Father Registry
Department of Children’s Services
Cordell Hull Building – 8th Floor
436 Sixth Avenue, North
Nashville TN 37243
(615) 741-9699 or (615) 532-5637

Texas Paternity Registry
Dept. Of State Health Services
P.O. Box 12040
Austin, TX 78711-2040
(888) 963-7111 ext. 7782
www.dshs.state.tx.us/reqproc/forms
(VS134 form – $10 or $18 fee)

Utah Putative Father Registry
Bureau of Vital Records
288 North 1460 West
PO Box 141012
Salt Lake City, UT 84114-1012
(801) 538-6363 or (801) 538-6380

Vermont does not have a putative father registry.

Virginia Putative Father Registry
Department of Social Services
801 East Main St.
Richmond VA 23219
1-877-433-2339
[email protected]

Washington does not have a putative father registry.

West Virginia does not have a putative father registry.

Wisconsin Paternal Interest Registry
DCF/DSP – Room E200
P.O. Box 8916
Madison WI 53708-8916
Phone Number: (608) 266-2744
Fax Number. (608)-266-0260
http://dcf.wisconsin.gov/children

Wyoming Putative Father Registry
Department of Family Services
Hathaway Building 3rd Floor
Cheyenne, WY 82002
(307) 777-3570 or (307) 347-6181

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