What kind of identification is required to receive a birth certificate?

We will accept a current valid driver's license, state-issued photo identification card or passport.

If you don’t have current identification, we are happy to work with you to find other ways to verify your identity. Without a current, state issued identification card, you will need to provide at least three pieces of documentation from different sources that will verify your name and date of birth. Please see the back of the request form for suggested items.

Please note: We cannot use a Social Security Card, junk mail or matricula consular cards.

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1. How can I obtain a certified copy of my birth record?
2. Can I purchase a certified copy of a birth record over the phone?
3. Can you fax or email a birth certificate to me?
4. How much does it cost to purchase a birth certificate?
5. Can I request a copy of my parent, sibling, or spouse’s birth certificate?
6. What kind of identification is required to receive a birth certificate?
7. What death certificates do you have on file?
8. Who can purchase a death certificate?
9. Do I need identification to purchase a death certificate?
10. How long does it take to get a death certificate?
11. Does the location of death matter?
12. What do I do if I’m getting married in Berrien County?
13. We applied for our marriage license online, do we both have to be present to pick it up?
14. We recently moved or are going to move after we get married, do we put our new / current address on the marriage application?
15. What documents do we need when applying for a marriage license?
16. How much does a marriage license cost?
17. How long is the marriage license valid?
18. What do I do if I want to get married at the Courthouse?