Delaware Birth & Death Vital Records

Delaware birth death recordsState Bird: Blue Hen Chicken
State Flower: Peach Blossom
State Name Language of Origin: French via English
State Name Meaning: Named after the Delaware River, which was named for Lord de la Warr, the first Governor-General of Jamestown
Admission to Union: December 17, 1787
Source: Wikipedia

Delaware vital records are available from the Office of Vital Statistics for $25 by check or money order. Delaware birth records are collated centrally since 1938; earlier records are in the Archives Hall of Records. Delaware death records are centralized since 1969, with data otherwise available from the Archives Hall of Records. In either case, a photo ID is required to obtain any Delaware vital records, with a copy attached to mail-order requests. Delaware is one of the original colonies, and the first to ratify the Constitution, giving it the nickname of the First State. It is also the second-smallest state, though it has three counties to Rhode Island's five. Delaware is the home of the Du Pont chemical manufacturer and longtime dynasty. The last member, Pierre du Pont, left public office in 1985.

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Delaware Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
417 Federal St
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-744-4549
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM (Counter closes at 4:15 PM)
Note: The agency will also release an adoptee birth certificate.
Record Access Requirements: Must have a signed release from person of record or immediate family member. Others may only obtain records if they demonstrate the record is needed for the determination or protection of their personal property rights or for genealogical uses.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
417 Federal St
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-744-4549
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:15PM
Record Access Requirements: Must have a signed release from immediate family member.

Records Available: State Archives
Delaware Public Archives
121 Duke of York St
Dover, DE 19901
Phone: 302-744-5000
Fax: 302-739-6710
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4:15PM M-F (till 8PM on W, 5PM on SAT)

Delaware County Birth & Death Vital Records


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