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ELIGIBLE PERSONS WHO MAY REQUEST CERTIFICATES

 

BIRTH CERTIFICATES
 

   

  •  Person named on the birth certificate, who is 18 years of age or older (if under 18, immediate family member must apply)
  •  Legal representative
  •  Husband / wife
  •  Parent / step-parent*
  •  Brother / sister / half-brother / half-sister
  •  Son / daughter / step-son* / step-daughter*
  •  Grandparent / great grandparent (specify maternal or paternal)
  •  Grandchild / great grandchild
  •  Power of Attorney (for person named on birth certificate or immediate family member listed above)

If the person named on the birth certificate is deceased, a family member who is not an "immediate family member" must submit a copy of the death certificate to be eligible to receive a certified copy of the birth certificate.

*A step-parent or step-child is required to submit parents' marriage record supporting their relationship.

 
 
 
                                                   
DEATH CERTIFICATES
 
  •  Legal representative of decedent's estate
  •  Immediate family members
  •  Extended family members who indicate a direct relationship to the decedent
  •  Power of Attorney (for eligible requestor)
  •  If applicant is retained by a city/county/state office who has assumed administration of an estate, a letter signed by an official of the city/county/state office is required indicating for what purpose they have retained the services of the applicant and identify whose estate is involved. 
                   

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Division of Vital Records                                        

Address:

P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103

Phone:

(724) 656-3100        

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