Do stepparents have the same access to records as parents?
Stepparents can only obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate of a stepchild with the authorization of the biological parent, unless the stepparent has adopted the child or has been granted custody of the child.

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1. Where would I purchase a certified copy?
2. What are the fees for certified copies of birth, marriage, domestic partnership, or civil union?
3. What are the fees for a marriage, domestic partnership, or civil union application?
4. Are copies of vital records issued by the local registrar acceptable for all my needs?
5. Can a person eligible to receive a certified copy of a vital record designate someone to collect the certified copies for them?
6. Does an ex-spouse have access to the previous spouse's birth or death certificate?
7. Do stepparents have the same access to records as parents?
8. Does an attorney have access to vital records?
9. Do foreign governments accept a birth or death record issued by the City of Millville Registrar's Office?
10. How do I obtain a record with an Apostille Seal?
11. Can vital records be faxed?
12. What can I do if I do not have all of the necessary information (date of birth, death, or marriage, county of birth, death, or marriage, mother's maiden name, etc.)?
13. Is the fee for a vital record waived for military personnel?
14. What is the quickest way to obtain my birth / death / marriage / civil union / domestic partnership certificate from Millville?
15. How do I make a correction to a vital record?
16. Where do I request a birth certificate if I was born abroad, with U.S. citizenship at birth?
17. How do I know if my birth certificate is acceptable for travel out of the country or for proof of age or citizenship?
18. Is a raised seal required to make the vital record certificate official?
19. Can I obtain the time of birth?
20. Can I request the birth record of a non-family member?
21. If a resident of New Jersey dies in another state or country, is the death certificate on file in New Jersey?
22. How do I find a cemetery plot or burial place?
23. If I am listed as a beneficiary on a life insurance policy but am not related to the deceased individual, can I obtain a certified copy of the death certificate to claim my benefits?
24. Can I obtain a certified copy of a death certificate if I am not related to the deceased individual but have joint ownership of property or stocks / bonds?
25. I entered into a domestic partnership before New Jersey's Civil Union Act took effect. Is my domestic partnership still valid if we elect not to enter into a civil union?
26. Is my domestic partner able to assume my last name after we register our partnership?
27. Is it true that as of February 19, 2007, when New Jersey's Civil Union Act took effect, only same-sex or opposite-sex couples 62 years of age or older can register domestic partnerships?
28. If I am in a domestic partnership and want to enter into a civil union with the same partner, do we need to terminate the domestic partnership before applying for our civil union license?
29. If I was previously registered in a domestic partnership and neglected to legally terminate it when we ended our relationship, must I terminate that domestic partnership before entering into a civil u
30. Where do I apply for my marriage or civil union license?
31. Is my marriage or civil union record on file in the City of Millville if I was married or entered into a civil union in another city, state, or country?
32. Is my civil union registered in another state recognized by the State of New Jersey?
33. After filing the marriage or civil union application, is there a waiting period before the civil union license can be issued?
34. Am I required to enter into a civil union in New Jersey if I am already in a civil union or same-sex marriage in another state or country?
35. After filing a Remarriage or Reaffirmation of Civil Union application, is there a waiting period before the Remarriage or Reaffirmation of Civil Union License can be issued?
36. Who can perform marriages or civil union ceremonies in New Jersey?
37. Can Internet ministers perform my marriage or civil union ceremony?
38. Are public officials who are authorized to perform marriages or civil unions required to perform my civil union ceremony?
39. Are members of the clergy required to perform my civil union ceremony?
40. Is the local registrar, or deputy or alternate deputy registrar, required to accept my application for a civil union license?
41. Am I eligible to assume the last name of my partner or hyphenate our last names following our marriage or civil union?
42. Do applicants for a civil union license have the right to create their own vows or make changes to existing vows that may be in place with public officials?