For proof of identity, please see Identification Requirements on Birth/Death Certificates (Vital Records) page.

Please be aware that hospital copies or uncertified birth certificates cannot be accepted.

Requestor Birth Certificates Death Certificates
Yourself (18+) None. N/A
Parent Must be named as such on the birth certificate.
Note: Adoptive parents must be identified as parents on the birth certificate.
Must be named as such on the death certificate.
Grandparent A copy of your son/daughter’s certified birth certificate naming you as parent. In addition, your son/daughter must be named as parent on your grandchild’s birth certificate. A copy of your son/daughter's certified birth certificate naming you as parent. In addition, your son/daughter must be named as parent on your grandchild's birth certificate.
Spouse (18+) A copy of your certified marriage certificate, notarized letter from spouse authorizing spouse to obtain birth certificate and copy of spouse’s valid government issued picture/signature identification required. A marriage certificate that links the surviving spouse to the deceased.
Brother/Sister (18+) A copy of your own certified birth certificate showing parent(s) name(s) also on sibling’s birth certificate. A copy of your own certified birth certificate showing parent(s) name(s) on sibling's death certificate.
Son/Daughter (18+) A copy of your own certified birth certificate naming registrant as parent. A copy of own certified birth certificate with showing deceased's name as parent.
Legal Guardian Certified court order of guardianship showing legal custody required (Paternal relationship must be established on birth certificate). Documentation to establish relationship between the deceased and the requestor; requestor must substantiate legal interest in the certificate. (Notarized or certified documents are preferable but not required.)
(18+) = Applicant must be 18 years or older or be emancipated by court order.

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