Fees and Charges
Basic Copy Fees • Research and Copy Fees • Charter, Land and Indexing, Land Patents, and Other Records • Publications & Reproduction Rights • Conservation • Photographic Prints & Image Reproduction
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 available as self-service printouts from the computers in our public search room. Non-certified digital copies of select digitized birth, death, and marriage records are also available to order via online order form only. We do not provide uncertified copies by mail.
|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/prints larger than 11x17 inches, 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|
|Research requests for marriage records, death records, birth records, divorce decrees, separation agreements, custody agreements, child support enforcement orders, name changes, and criminal dispositions.
The Archives only searches for records which have been indexed.
|$25.00 for a search of one name, in one index. Includes a certified copy of one document or a letter stating there was no match found. Certified document will be delivered by USPS. Customer will cover the cost of any request for priority shipping.
|Uncertified Copies of Vital Records (Birth, Death and Marriage Records). Customer will provide all correct index information and must place the order online.||$5.00 for one uncertified digital copy sent electronically from select years of previously digitized birth, death, and marriage records, or an email stating that there was no match found.
|Request for civil and criminal case files.||$50.00 per case file folder. Includes:
|General Research and Copy Fees (Items other than those listed above.)||$35.00 per item. Search for one item. Includes:
|Specialized research or consultation.||$50.00 per hour. Patron 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.||$22,227.00 per year|
|Land Patent Application Fee.||$100.00|
|Unrestricted records from microfilm reels.||$85.00 per reel for commercial redistribution. Delivered online or on CD ROM.
Please contact us for bulk pricing on orders over 20 reels.
|Publications & Reproduction Rights|
|Publication in 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
|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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