Access to Vital Records

Guidelines for Ordering Birth & Death Certificates

Because of the increased occurrence of identity theft, new laws have been passed to protect birth and death records from misuse. These laws became effective July 1, 2003. At that time, the steps necessary to obtain a birth or death record changed significantly.


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Register Out of Hospital Birth

View or download the packet on How to Register an Out of Hospital Birth (PDF).