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If you mail in a request for a vital record, you must include:
We require these items to screen more thoroughly for fraud. Knowing the reason for ordering assists us in reviewing requests for a large number of records, determining whether the applicant has a right to order death, marriage, or divorce records, and whether to send a short or long form certificate. Having applicant signatures ensures that records are being requested by eligible persons. Please notice that the second page of each form provides ordering instructions, as well as suggestions for alternative ID when the applicant does not have a current valid driver's license or passport.
Full image (long form) birth and electronic birth certificate descriptions
Large format print copies of all forms are available upon request.
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