Birth Record Information

An applicant must be eighteen (18) years of age or older to apply for a certified copy of his/her birth record or the record of an immediate family member. The Division of Vital Records issues only certified copies of birth with the raised seal that are acceptable for numerous uses, i.e. passport, Social Security, employment, and personal identification. Records are available for births from 1906 to the present.
Many local authorities offer an online service where people can request birth records, you should check with your local authority if they offer such a service.

Who can apply?

Information Required

Who can apply?

– Person named on the birth record
– Legal representative
– Immediate family members e.g. husband, wife

Information Required

– Full name at birth of person named on the birth record
– Date of birth
– City and county of birth
– Gender of person named on birth record
– Parents’ names, including mother’s maiden name
– Relationship to the person
– Reason for the request
– Applicant’s signature
– Applicant’s daytime telephone number, including area code
– Applicant’s mailing address