Dear Ms. Jackson,
Thank you for posting your request on History Hub!
The DC Vital Records Division (DCVRD) maintains birth certificates dating back to August 1874. Birth records more than 125 years old and death records more than 75 years old are considered public record and no approval is needed for requested records. A law passed in 2018 now requires that requests for records that are too recent to be open to the public must go through the DC Superior Court. Please see the following two sources for additional information:
We hope this is helpful. Best of luck with your family research!