Purchasing Vital Records

An authorized certified copy can be used to provide identity, and is only given to someone authorized to receive it. The law describes an authorized person as:

  • Attorney of Record
  • Authorized by way of Court Order
  • Child
  • For Death Certificates, a funeral director for official business
  • Grandparent/Grandchild
  • Law Enforcement/Government Agency for official business
  • Licensed Adoption Agency
  • Parent/Legal Guardian
  • The Registrant (Name on Certificate)
  • Sibling
  • Spouse/Domestic Partner

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