Who is eligible to receive a vital record?

If you are requesting for a certified copy, proof of relationship is required that establishes who you are:

-The subject of the record
-The subject's parent, legal guardian or legal representative
-The subject's spouse/civil union partner/domestic partner
-Child, grandchild or sibling (legal age)
-A state or federal agency for official purposes
-Pursuant to court order

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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?