Vital Records: About Identification

To access services at the State Office of Vital Records (e.g. to request a certified copy of a record, to correct or update a record, etc.), you must present valid picture identification issued by a governmental organization. This includes:

  • Driver's License
  • Passport
  • Military Identification
  • Certificate of Naturalization
  • Alien Registration Card

You must present an original form of identification if requesting services in person. If requesting by mail, a readable copy of identification is required and will not be returned to you. If you submit an application or request without identification, it will not be processed and it will be returned to you.

If you do not have government-issued picture identification, you may submit two other documents containing the name and current address of the applicant (i.e. utility bill, bank statement, car registration, copy of income tax return, etc.).