You may apply for a Certified Copy of a birth certificate if you are:
****ID MUST include your signature and is not expired****
Valid driver's license or Photo ID with current address
Valid driver's license without a photo and ONE alternate form of ID with current address
Two alternate forms of ID- one of which must show your current address:
If you are requesting records for:
Your child: If your current name does not match your name as recorded on the birth certificate, you will need to supply a certified copy of your marriage or civil union certificate or legal name change.
Your spouse/civil union partner: Provide a certified copy of your marriage/civil union certificate.
Your parent(s) or sibling(s): Provide a certified copy of your birth certificate with parents’ names.
Your grandparent(s): Provide a certified copy of your birth certificate (identifying YOUR parent) AND your parent's birth record (identifying YOUR grandparent)
*Any name changes MUST be supported by legal documents (ex: Marriage/ Union Certificate, Legal proof of name change)
If you are not a person qualified to get a certified copy of a record, but you are helping an eligible person receive a certified copy of a vital record, you MUST present:
In need of a vital record and are not the legal representative of an eligible person:
You MUST obtain a court order directing the State Registrar to issue a certified copy of the record.
*A subpoena is not sufficient to issue a copy of a vital record.
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