What forms of identification are acceptable in order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record?


-Valid driver's license with current address 

OR 

-Two alternate forms of identification, both must show the current address. Alternate forms of identification must be VALID. We do not accept any expired identification. 

-Vehicle registration 

-Vehicle insurance card 

-Voter registration 

-US/Foreign passport 

-Immigrant visa 

-Permanent resident card (Green Card) 

-Federal/State ID 

-School ID (Must contain student's name and current school year) 

-Utility bill (dated within previous 90 days) 

-Bank statement (dated within previous 90 days) 

-W-2 current or previous tax year 


We DO NOT accept: 

-Social security card 

-A last will and testament 

-Tax return

People who are homeless should have their social worker or homeless shelter coordinator call our office directly. People who are incarcerated can provide legal imprisonment, conviction papers or release documents that include the name, social security number and all possible aliases used in the past or identification from a prison/probation official dated within 90 days. Please do not mail in original identification documents, only copies are required. In person orders must present original identification.

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1. How do I obtain a certified copy of a vital record that occurred in the City of Summit?
2. Can I verify over the phone whether or not a vital record is on file in your office?
3. When can I request my newborn's birth certificate?
4. Can I request a certified copy of a vital record over the phone or online?
5. What forms of identification are acceptable in order to obtain a certified copy of a vital record?
6. Who is eligible to receive a vital record?
7. How do I establish proof of relationship?
8. What are the fees involved and acceptable forms of payment?
9. What is the Paternity Opportunity Program (POP)?
10. How do I authorize another individual to receive a certified copy of a vital record on my behalf?
11. Can vital records be faxed?
12. Does an attorney have access to vital records?