180 S. Main St., Ste. 252, Martinsville, IN 46151

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Guidelines for Documentation

Vital Records

REQUIREMENTS TO OBTAIN BIRTH AND DEATH CERTIFICATES

 

One form of I.D. is required to get a certificate. All documents MUST be current and valid.

 

Primary Documentation:

  • Government-issued Driver’s License, Military I.D., State I.D. card, Passport
  • Department of Correction I.D. (issued within the past 6 months)
  • School I.D. (must be currently enrolled)
  • Work I.D. (must be currently employed)
  • Veterans I.D.
  • Green Mexico Consular I.D.

 

TO OBTAIN A DEATH CERTIFICATE – THE PERSON MUST EITHER SHOW PROOF OF RELATIONSHIP OR SHOW A DIRECT INTEREST IN THE RECORD.

 

WHO IS ELIGIBLE TO OBTAIN A BIRTH CERTIFICATE:

 

  • The individual named on record
  • Parents of individual named on the certificate (must be listed on the record)
  • Grandparents- The grandparent must show I.D.
  • Sibling of the individual named on a certificate, must be over 21 and show proof of relationship.
  • Child or Grandchild of the individual named on a certificate, over 21 and show proof of relationship and ID
  • Current Spouse of individual named on certificate (must show proof of marriage and ID)
  • Court Appointed Legal Guardian (must have proper I.D. and provide guardianship papers with seal)
  • Attorney representing person named on record (must have I.D. for self with direct interest spelled out on letterhead or court documents)
  • State and Federal Agencies (must have work I.D. with direct interest spelled out on letterhead, court documents, or signed authorization from client)
  • Social Agency (must have work I.D. with court documents or signed authorization from client)