Please mail the application, photocopies of required identification, fee (check or money order only, made payable to the Division of Vital Records), and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to the Division of Vital Records, P.O. Box 68760, Baltimore, MD 21215-0036.
Birth certificates for individuals with valid, government-issued photo identification who were born in Maryland are available for same day service at the Division of Vital Records in Baltimore located at 6550 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or money order made payable to the Division of Vital Records.
Same day service is also available at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County for individuals born after 1939. For a recorded message about birth certificates, call 410-764-3038 (Baltimore local) or 1-800-832-3277 (toll-free).
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene does not accept credit cards or online orders; however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service: VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards (American Express, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa) are accepted.
When obtaining a birth certificate or a related service from the Division of Vital Records in Baltimore, there is a $24 fee:
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464