The Oklahoma Department of Health is urging parents to avoid the last-minute scramble and long lines by getting their children's birth certificates now as they prepare to enroll their children in school.
Health Department officials say many parents wait to obtain the birth certificates until August, which is typically the busiest time to obtain them. Parents can avoid the rush and by contacting facilities in Oklahoma City, Tulsa or McAlester to obtain their children's birth records.
Qualified applicants must provide the child's full name, date of birth, place of birth, the parents' full names and provide a government-issued photo I.D.
The cost for a birth certificate is $15, which will provide for a search for the birth record and issuance of one certified copy of a birth certificate.
The birth certificate is used to determine the age of the child. Each school district has enrollment options for those parents who cannot provide and birth certificate.