We may require additional proof to show relationship.
When presenting a “Power of Attorney”, it must be specifically stated authorizing the agent to obtain their records or must be a “Durable Power of Attorney”.
If you are a qualifying applicant and are unable to request the record (s), you may authorize someone who would not be considered a qualifying applicant to request the record (s) by completing a Notarized Authorization Form. This form must either be notarized or be accompanied by a copy of the authorizer’s identification. The authorized agent must able present valid identification.
Please Note: According to the State Health Department “Grandchildren" are not considered to be a proper qualifying applicant to request birth or death records unless it is already dated to be public record. We understand in some cases this will not affect you, for example when an insurance policy names a beneficiary. Please call our office if you have any questions concerning this matter before sending in your request.