The Office of Vital Records has established protocol for attorneys that help applicants with their requests for vital records.

An attorney can request a birth certificate on behalf of a registrant or registrant's parent (if named on the certificate).

To submit a request, an attorney must:

  • Submit the Attorney Protocol for NYC Birth Certificates Form
  • Sign and notarize the birth certificate application
  • Include the required fee
  • Provide copies of the attorney's current photo identification
  • Provide proof of attorney licensure
  • Label the addressed envelope "Attn: Attorney Protocol Request"

The information on the forms must match the birth certificate record on file.

You can get more information on the Vital Records website.

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