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.
Death certificates for individuals with valid, government-issued photo identification are available for same day service at the Division of Vital Records in Baltimore located at 6764-B Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. Acceptable forms of payment are cash, check, or money order made payable to the Division of Vital Records.
Within 30 days of a death, copies of the record may also be obtained from the local health department in which the funeral director filed the death certificate, with the exception of the Baltimore City and Baltimore County health departments. You must apply in person at the appropriate local health department.
The Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene does not accept 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 death certificate from the Division of Vital Records in Baltimore, there is a $10 fee ($12 fee for each additional copy issued in the same transaction). If a record cannot be located, the record search fee is not refunded and a Certification of Record Search will be provided.
When obtaining a fetal death certificate from the Division of Vital Records in Baltimore, there is a $12 fee per certificate. If a record cannot be located, the record search fee is not refunded and a Certification of Record Search will be provided.
Online requests through VitalChek Network, Inc include an additional $11.25 charge per order and additional fee of $18.00 if express mail is requested.
Fees may differ for certificates issued at Local Health Departments. Please contact your Local Health Department for more information.
201 W. Preston Street, Baltimore, MD 21201-2399
(410) 767-6500 or 1-877-463-3464