How do I authorize another individual to receive a certified copy of a vital record on my behalf?


As the eligible requestor, you must complete two forms. The REG 37a (application requesting a certified copy) and the REG 2 (delegating authority to someone to receive certified copy on your behalf) which must be notarized. The authorized individual must present their own valid ID. As the person making the request you must prove your relationship to the individual named on the record you are obtaining. The authorized individual must also present your proof of relationship and provide payment. Please see how to prove your relationship in the FAQ section. 

Reg 37a / Reg 2 For BIRTH/DEATH Records / Reg 3 For MARRIAGE/CIVIL UNION Records

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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?