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Note: Only the individuals listed on the original birth certificate (mother, father or child) are entitled to request and receive certified copies of a birth certificate.

To Order a Birth Certificate:

  1. Complete, print and sign a request form. Please use blue or black ink. Electronic signatures are not accepted.
  2. Review the Form: Please be sure to complete the applicant and mailing address portions. Please list the child’s name and his/her/their mother’s maiden name – not married name. Incomplete applications may result in processing delays.
  3. Payment. Checks and money orders are payable to: The Office of Vital Statistics. Discover, Mastercard and Visa credit cards require a signed form. The cardholder will need to sign a credit card authorization form. If the name on the credit card is different than the name of the individual ordering the certificate, a copy of the cardholder’s ID must be included. The fee is $30.00 for the first certified copy and $15.00 for each additional copy of the same certificate when ordered at the same time. If you pay by check, you must include your phone number on the check.
  4. Identification: Include a signed copy of your identification. If your ID has a signature or information on the front and back you must send a copy of both sides. Please make sure the copy is readable, large and clear. Examples of acceptable identification are:
    • Photo driver license with signature
    • Non-driver photo license with signature
    • Passport with signature
    • Military ID with signature
    • Employer’s photo ID with signature
    • Photo social services card with signature
  5. Send: Fax the request to: (315) 435-3614
    A certificate is only issued after a completed request form, proper identification, and payment are received.

Express Shipping

Priority Mail (USPS delivery 2-3 business days): Add $20.00

Next Business Day (UPS delivery): Add $25.00

All other orders are sent regular USPS Mail (7-10 business days to process after they are received).