Everytime I’ve gotten one, I’ve gone straight to the main county office (all 3 kids born in 3 different counties, so 3 different offices), I’ve gotten a photo copy of their official copy, and then they notarize it, for about $15 total. I’ve never been given a choice. Maybe it’s a new thing?
It’s been 2 years since I last obtained a copy, but I have to go in the next week and get a copy of my youngest daughter’s, because she’s (finally!!) going to be starting preschool in the fall, and the paper work is due soon.