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
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
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Arkansas Putative Father Registry
Legal Section/Vital Records
4815 W. Markham Street
Little Rock, AR 72205-3867
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
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
2600 Skyland Drive NE
Atlanta, GA 30319
($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
Illinois Putative Father Registry
3 N Old State Capitol Plaza
Springfield IL 62701
(Online search access and $40 fee required)
Indiana Putative Father Registry
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Iowa Putative Father Registry
Vital Records Bureau,
321 East 12th Street
Des Moines, IA, 50319-0075
Kansas Putative Father Registry
Kansas Dept. of Social & Rehab Services
PO Box 497
Topeka, KS 66601-0497
Kentucky does not have a putative father registry.
Louisiana Putative Father Registry
PO Box 60630
New Orleans, LA 70160-0630
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
Michigan Putative Father Registry
Vital Records, Health Statistics
3423 N. Martin Luther King Boulevard
Lansing, MI 48906
(517) 335-9334 FAX (517) 335-9264
Minnesota Putative Father Registry
Office of the State Registrar
P.O. Box 64882
St. Paul, MN 55164-0882
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
Montana Putative Father Registry
Bureau of Vital Statistics
111 N. Sanders, Room 205
Helena, MT 59620
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
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
New York Putative Father Registry
NY Adoption Service
52 Washington St., Room 323 North
Rensselaer, NY 12144-2796
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
(specific form to complete)
Oklahoma Putative Father Registry
Dept. of Human Services – Adoptions
PO Box 25352
Oklahoma, City, OK 73125
Oregon Putative Father Registry
Bureau of Vital Records
PO Box 14050
Portland, OR 97923-0050
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.
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
(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
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
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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