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Amendments listed below are the most common amendments requested. If the change you need is not listed, please contact our staff for instructions.
Child under age 1Typographical errors by birthing facility
Parents: Submit copy of birth record with errors identified to ensure accuracy of amendment process.
Birthing facility will submit correction to Vital Records.
Vital Records will contact birthing facility. Birthing facility can correct keying errors but cannot make changes from data provided by parents at time of birth.
No amendment fee
Replacement Policy for Certificates
Child under age 1Change in child's name
Parents may request a one-time name change for a child at any time under age 1.
A second change requires a court order.
Notarized Birth Correction Affidavit – signatures of both parents required if listed.
No evidence document required.
$35 amendment fee
Child age 1 - 6
Dated, original evidence document at least one year old required. Document must include complete name of child and date of birth.
Child age 7 - 17
Dated, original evidence document at least five years old (or one year old if dated prior to 7th birthday) required. Document must include complete name of child and date of birth.
Adult age 18 and over
Notarized Birth Correction Affidavit – signature of registrant (person named on record) required.
Dated, original evidence document at least five years old required. Document must include complete name of child and date of birth.
Child age 1 - 17 and adult age 18 and over
Requires a Court Judgment of Name Change.
Changing Birth Records with a Court Order of Name Change
You may petition a court in the county in which you are a resident and request a certified copy. Court orders are retained in our files.
Highlighting shows a difference in the requirements by age of registrant.
Amendments listed above are the most common amendments requested. If the change you need is not listed, please contact our staff for instructions.
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