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Birth Certificate Eligibility

Authorized Birth Certificate Applicants and Required IDs

Applicant is the: Requirements are:
  • Subject of the Record
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of Subject on Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Subject
    OR
  • 2 forms secondary ID of Subject (If using this option, the certificate MUST be mailed to the applicant at the address on the ID.)
  • Parent named on record
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of Applicant on Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Parent            OR
  • 2 forms secondary ID of Parent (If using this option, the certificate MUST be mailed to the applicant at the address on the ID.)
  • Spouse of the Subject
  • Step Parent
  • Grandparent of the Subject
  • Adult Child or Grandchild of the Subject
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of Applicant on Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant
  • Signed authorization from either the subject or a parent named on the record releasing the record to the applicant
  • Copy of the subject’s or named parent’s photo ID
  • Attorney for Subject or Adoptive Parents
  • Adoptive Parents
  • Rep with Power of Attorney document
  • Legal Guardian
  • Court Order
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of Applicant on Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant
  • Proof of relationship to subject (e.g. client agreement, court order, notarized statement from parent, etc.)
  • Foster Parent
  • Contact case worker to obtain a copy of birth record
  • Genealogist
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of Applicant on Application
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant  
  • If subject on file as deceased – may release (may request DC)
  • If subject is not deceased – statement from subject releasing the record
  • Other
  • Complete Application
  • Signature of Applicant on Application
  • Statement signed by Subject releasing record to Applicant
  • Fees
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Subject 
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Applicant

Attestation (Subject is applying for his/her own record, 2nd party is attesting to Subject’s identify)

  • Subject is applying for own record, 2nd party is attesting to Subject’s identify

!! NO 3rd Party Vouching (i.e. friend cannot vouch for parent to obtain his/her child’s certificate) Check allowable applicant list.

  • Signature of Subject on the Application
  • 1 Secondary form of ID of Subject
  • 1 primary form of ID of the Attester/2nd party  
  • Fees

(If using this option, the certificate MUST be mailed to the Subject at the address on the ID.)

 

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