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Our Vital Records Division can conduct genealogy searches

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Fun Fact:

Though recording was not required until 1907, some of our records begin in 1882

Do you need a death certificate?
The following individuals are eligible to receive a copy of a birth certificate
Birth Certificate copy is $10.00
  • Individual

    named on the certificate (18+ years old).

  • Parent(s)

    of person on the record (if parent named on record).

  • Grandparent(s) or Great-Grandparent(s)

    of the individual name on record. (Copy of birth certificate of your child/grandchild to prove relationship).

  • Sibling

    brother or sister, older than 18 years old with the same parent(s) of the person named on the record. (If not born in Madison County, copy of birth certificate to prove relationship).

  • Spouse

    of person named on record (marriage license to prove relationship).

  • Adult Child or Grandchild or Great-Grandchild

    18 years old, of the person named on the record (copy of own and/or your parent’s or grandparent’s birth certificate to prove the relationship if not born in Madison County).

  • Legal Guardian

    of person named on the record. Legal guardianship papers with raised court seal.

  • Child Protective Services Representative

    with agency ID and original court placement document(s) with raised court seal. Note: MCHD cannot issue a birth record to foster parents.

  • Court Order

    to release record. Must show original document(s) with raised court seal. Note: MCHD cannot issue a birth record based on a Power of Attorney document.