Fees and Charges
The Archives staff only provides certified copies of government records by mail including birth, death, marriage, divorce, separation and custody agreements, etc., as noted on the fee schedule below.
Non-certified copies of digitized government records are only available as self-service printouts from the computers in our public search room. The public search room is open by appointment only. Appointments need to be made and confirmed online.
|Basic Onsite Copy Fees|
|Self-service copies in the Search Room from computers.||$1.00 per page|
|Staff produced xerox from secondary sources.||$1.00 per page, condition permitting.|
|Staff produced oversize copies/plotting, regular paper, black and white printing only.
For high quality, color prints, please see below
|$10.00 per page, condition permitting.|
|Research and Copy Fees|
|Vital Records (Birth and Death Records).||
$25.00 for certified copy. Document will be delivered by US mail. Customer will cover the cost of any requests for expedited shipping.
|Research requests for marriage records, divorce decrees, separation agreements, custody agreements, child support enforcement orders, name changes, and criminal dispositions.
The Archives only searches indexed records.
|$25.00 for a search of one name, in one index, and a certified copy of one document. Document will be delivered by US mail. Customer will cover the cost of any requests for expedited shipping.
|Legal Research request for civil and criminal case files.||$50.00 per case file folder. Document will be delivered by US mail. Customer will cover the cost of any requests for expedited shipping.
|General Research Fees (Items other than listed above.)||$35.00 per item. Document will be delivered by US mail. Customer will cover the cost of any requests for expedited shipping.|
|Specialized research or consultation.||$50.00 per hour. Patrons will be notified when fees apply|
|Charter, Land and Indexing, Land Patents, & Other Records|
|Charter Records Filed with the State Department of Assessments and Taxation (UCC Filings).||$2,675.00 per year, delivered via secure ftp download.|
|Land Record Index Data (“Bulk Index Data”), delivered via secure ftp download.||$21,372 per year|
|Land Patent Application Fee.||$100.00|
|Unrestricted records from microfilm reels.||$85.00 per reel for commercial redistribution. Delivered online or CD ROM.
Please contact us for bulk pricing on orders over 20 reels.
|Publications & Reproduction Rights|
|Books and Pamphlets||Charges vary according to publication.|
|Land Records from microfilm, paper, book, or digital source image.||Charges vary according to item and format.|
|The rights to reproduce items from the Archives Special Collections and Artistic Properties including Prints or Digital Files of Photographs, Maps, Manuscripts, and other items from the Archives Special Collections.||$25.00 for non-profits
$75.00 for commercial reproduction
|Condition Report and Conservation Treatment Proposal||$50.00|
|Conservation Work||$75.00 per hour, plus cost of materials|
|Exhibit Quality Photographic Prints & Image Reproduction|
|Preview File at low resolution for reference purposes only.||$15.00 per image|
|Prints Produced from Black & White and Color Digital Files, printed on choice of high quality photographic papers.||Up to 19” on longest edge: $35.00
Between 19” – 30” on longest edge: $85.00
Between 30” – 44” on longest edge: $110.00
|Prints Produced from Black & White and Color Digital Files, printed on premium papers: 100% cotton rag paper, canvas or poster board, Photographic High/Low Gloss paper or Enhanced Matte.||Up to 19” on longest edge: $50.00
Between 19” – 30” on longest edge: $110.00
Between 30” – 44” on longest edge: $160.00
|Creating a digital file from original cartographic (map) material (up to 36")||$50.00 per image|
|Digital imaging of original records, including photographic and artistic property materials. This price is for small-scale digital imaging, such as for a few individual records and excludes large project imaging, such as for entire records series. Not all record material is available for scanning. Does not include rights and reproduction fees.||$30.00 per digital image|
|Digital imaging projects for government agencies or private companies.||Cost available upon request|
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