Requests require the requestor to be the individual or an immediate family member (child, spouse, parent, sibling,
grandparent, grandchild) of the person whose record is being requested. (See Utah Code 26B-8-125)
- Birth certificate requests can be made either in person or through the mail.
identification must be presented when applying for a birth certificate.
- Requests must include the appropriate fee.
Voluntary Declarations of Paternity
The legal process used to add the biological father to his child’s birth certificate when the parents are not married.
Mother and Father must come in with a current ID to begin the process. The declaration is then sent to the
State to correct the birth certificate.
Affidavits for Correction
The legal process to correct errors that may exist on the birth
certificate. Mother and father must come in with their current ID to complete the affidavit and get it
notarized to submit the documents to the State OVRS for correction.
If father is not listed on the certificate, the mother and one of her immediate family members must come in.