Amend a Vital Record
Most vital records may be amended. All amendments require an affidavit or a court order. Please be aware, two persons (witnesses) having knowledge of the facts must complete and sign the affidavit. Signatures of both witnesses must be notarized. All amendments must be filed with the correct fees and valid identification.
Birth Record Amendments
Birth records can only be amended if the certificate holder is alive. Any posthumous amendments require a court order. Any field that allows a change to be made with an affidavit can only be changed one time. All other changes require a court order.Amendments to a Delayed Birth certificate require a court order. An amendment history will become part of the record.
Death Record Amendments
A completed Affidavit to Amend a vital record must be submitted to the state or local vital records office along with the required fees for registration. Two persons (witnesses) having knowledge of the facts must complete and sign the affidavit. Signatures of both witnesses must be notarized. One of the witnesses on the affidavit must be the informant.
Amendments to the medical items on the death record must be completed by the physician that certified the cause of death. Documentary evidence may be required at any time at the discretion of the Office of Vital Records and Statistics. If required documentation is unavailable or unacceptable, a court order may be required to make requested changes.
Birth Resulting in a Stillbirth Amendments
Stillbirth records can be amended up to one year after the date of delivery, any other changes would require a court order. A court order is required for any field that has already been amended.