The Division of Vital Records of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene issues certified copies of birth, death, fetal death, and marriage certificates for events that occur in Maryland. The Division also provides divorce verifications and information on procedures for registering an adoption, legitimation, or an adjudication of paternity.
*If the U.S. Congress designates another day for observance, the day named by Congress becomes the legal date. If a holiday falls on a Saturday, it is observed the Friday before. If the holiday falls on a Sunday, the observance is on the following Monday.
Fees vary depending on type of certificate and type of service requested. If a record cannot be located, the certificate fee is not refunded and a Certification of Record Search will be provided.
If you wish to obtain a copy of a certificate from a local health department, please be advised that you may be charged a processing fee in addition to the certificate fee. Please check with the local health department in your jurisdiction for more information on additional charges.
*The Department does not collect a fee for:
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464