Amending a birth certificate record
If you want your named removed or included on a child’s birth certificate you should contact the Vital Record Department from your State.  We have listed each State phone number and a link to the vital records website so you can find out the exact procedure for your State.

As a general rule, if you were married during pregnancy the married man is legally considered the biological father. The only way to amend a birth certificate, if you were married, is by a court finding of paternity. In this situation you will need to proceed with a legal paternity test in order amend the birth certificate.

The procedure is a little easier if you were not married during the pregnancy. To add a father's name to a birth record, both the mother and the alleged father can sign an affidavit affirming that alleged father is the biological father.  In this situation you can use our personal paternity test to prove paternity before you sign the affidavit.

Click onto your State to go directly to your State vital records website

State-Web Site

Phone*

e-mail

Alabama

(334) 206-5418

 

Alaska

(907) 465-3392

Arizona

(602) 364-1300*

 

Arkansas

(501) 661-2726

 

California

(916) 445-1719

 

Colorado

(303) 756-4464

Connecticut

(860) 509-7897

Delaware

(302) 739-4721

 

District of Columbia

(202) 442-9009

 

Florida

(904) 359-6900 Ext. 1029

Georgia

(404) 679-4701

Hawaii

(808) 586-4539

Idaho

(208) 334-5988*

 

Illinois

(217) 782-6553

Indiana

(317) 233-2700

 

Iowa

(515) 281-4944*

 

Kansas

(785) 296-3253

Kentucky

(502) 564-4212

 

Louisiana

(504) 568-8353*

Maine

(207) 287-3181

Maryland

(410) 764-3069

 

Massachusetts

(617) 740-2600

Michigan

(517) 335-8666

Minnesota

(612) 676-5121

Mississippi

(601) 576-7960

Missouri

(573) 751-6400

 

Montana

(406) 444-2685

Nebraska

(402) 471-2871

Nevada

(775) 684-4242

 

New Hampshire

(603) 271-4651

New Jersey

(609) 292-4087

 

New Mexico

(505) 827-0121

 

New York

(518) 474-3077

 

North Carolina

(919) 733-3526

 

North Dakota

(701) 328-2360

Ohio

(614) 466-2531

 

Oklahoma

(405) 271-4040

 

Oregon

(503) 731-4108

Pennsylvania

(724) 656-3100

 

Rhode Island

(401) 222-2811

 

South Carolina

(803) 898-3630

South Dakota

(605) 773-4961

Tennessee

(615) 741-1763

Texas

(512) 458-7111

Utah

(801) 538-6380

Vermont

(802) 863-7275

 

Virginia

(804) 662-6200

 

Washington

(360) 236-4300*

West Virginia

(304) 558-2931

Wisconsin

(608) 266-1371

Wyoming

(307) 777-7591

 

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