Vital Records FAQ

Frequently Asked Questions by Topic  

We organized vital records frequently asked questions by topic. Use the links below to review commonly asked questions and answers:

Adoptees FAQ
Common questions about getting an original birth certificate as an adoptee and the information contained in the certificate.

Adoption for Birth Parents FAQ
Common questions about contact preference for birth parents of an adopted child.

Certificates and Non-Certified Informational Copies FAQ
Common questions about vital statistic records – birth, death, marriage, and divorce. Topics include the new law, requirements, qualified applicant, identity, cost, and getting a record.

Parentage FAQ
Common questions about adding or removing a parent on a birth certificate.