Elmore County Birth Certificates and Death Records
If you have spent any time trying to find official records for almost anything in Alabama, whether they are criminal records, court records, or even arrest records, then you have probably encountered a great deal of difficulty. Regardless of exactly why this process can be so difficult is rarely as important as the frustration that such difficulty can inspire. Thankfully, this difficulty is not present for getting ahold of birth certificates and death records for people in Elmore County, Alabama.
Despite the limitations placed on whom can access birth and death records, getting ahold a copy of any type of Vital Record – which also include the marital and divorce status of an individual – is a straightforward affair. This is primarily because the Alabama Department of Public Health, or ADPH, maintains all Vital Records, making accessing them easy.
Generally speaking, in order to get a copy of a birth certificate for someone other than yourself, you need to be related to them. The exact requirements can be found here: http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1559.
The same limitations apply for death certificates, although the requirements are not quite as strict. The requirements for accessing death records can be located here: http://adph.org/vitalrecords/index.asp?id=1560.
You should also be aware the initial copy of any Vital Record will incur a $15.00 fee, and that each record requested after that will cost $6.00.
Finally, the limitations placed on accessing birth records for persons other than yourself expire one hundred twenty five years after the birth of the person named on the certificate, and twenty five years since the death of the person spoken of a death record.