Maryland Birth & Death Vital Records

Maryland birth death recordsState Bird: Baltimore Oriole
State Flower: Black-eyed susan
State Name Language of Origin: English
State Name Meaning: Named after Queen Henrietta Maria, wife of King Charles I of England
Admission to Union: April 28, 1788
Source: Wikipedia

For a fee and with proper ID, the Division of Vital Records of the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene will issue certified copies of birth and death records, fetal death, and marriage and death records. Maryland birth records are available to individuals, parents or guardians, and legal representatives. Maryland death records are available to survivors and funeral directors. Both kinds of Maryland vital records are available to any individual with a proven need or by order of a court of law. Same-day service for birth certificates is available for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County. Payment for certificates with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene can be made by cash, check, money order, or online via VitalChek (http://www.vitalchek.com).

For more information on Maryland vital records, visit Maryland Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Maryland Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
Phone: 410-764-3038
Fax: 410-358-7381
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM M-F and 3rd Saturday of each month
Note: Birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland after 1939 are also available for same day service at local health departments in all jurisdictions except Montgomery County, Baltimore City, and Baltimore County.
Record Access Requirements: Must have a notarized signed release from person of record or mother or father, unless requester is parent or guardian or person listed.

Records Available: Death Records
Department of Health
Division of Vital Records
PO Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020
Phone: 410-764-3038
Fax: 410-358-7381
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4PM M-F and 3rd Saturday of each month
Record Access Requirements: Must have a signed release from immediate family member. A signature is required from the requester.
Note: Include copy of photo ID with request.

Records Available: State Archives
State Archives
Hall of Records
350 Rowe Blvd
Annapolis, MD 21401
Phone: 410-260-6400
Fax: 410-974-2525
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM T-F; 8:30-4:30 SAT
Record Access Requirements: There are no loans of books or records. Photocopies are available. Searches may be accomplished in-person or through the mail.

Maryland County Birth & Death Vital Records


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