A. A notary cannot certify a copy of a birth or death certificate. Refer the person instead to the Bureau of Vital Statistics or county clerk's office in the county where the birth or death occurred. Q. Should a Notary Public rely on only a credit card in determining the identification of a signer. A. No. If the signer is not personally known by the Notary Public or identified by a credible witness, the Notary Public must use an identification card issue by a governmental agency or a passport issued by the United States to identify the signer.
No. A Notary Public cannot certify a copy of a birth or death certificate. Certified copies of birth and death records should be referred to the State Bureau of Vital Statistics or County Clerk's office in the county where the birth occurred. For foreign birth certificates, a person should contact the consulate of the country of origin.