Birth certificates are not public records. They only become public records 100 years following the birth.
Birth certificates can only be issued to the registrant (the child named on the record) if of legal age (18), parent, guardian or legal representative of one of these persons or by court order. Court orders must be the most current and signed or stamped by a judge.
If the registrant is deceased, upon receipt of the death certificate, the birth certification can be issued to the spouse, child, grandchild, sibling, if of legal age, or a legal representative of any of these persons as well as to the parent. The birth certificate will be stamped “Deceased”.