If applying IN PERSON, applicant must show one of the valid, government-issued, photo IDs listed below. If applying BY MAIL, submit a valid, notarized signature on your application or a copy of one of the valid, government-issued, photo IDs listed below.
Valid Government Issued Identification with Picture and Signature:
Note: Expired, cracked, broken, taped or faded identification cannot be accepted.
|Parent||Must be names as such on death certificate.|
|Grandparent||A copy of your son/daughter's certified birth certificate naming you as parent. In addition, your son/daughter must be named as parent on your grandchild's birth certificate.|
|Spouse (18+)||A marriage certificate that links the surviving spouse to the deceased.|
|Brother/Sister (18+)||A copy of your own certified birth certificate showing parent(s) name(s) on sibling's death certificate.|
|Son/Daughter (18+)||A copy of own certified birth certificate with showing deceased's name as parent.|
|Legal Guardian||Documentation to establish relationship between the deceased and the requestor; requestor must substantiate legal interest in the certificate. (Notarized or certified documents are preferable but not required.)|
|(18+)= Applicant must be 18 years or older or be emancipated by court order.|