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Vital Records (Birth and Death Certificates)

Birth Certificates

To obtain a Birth Certificate please visit:

Health Department Administrative Offices
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
1:00 p.m. - 3:30 p.m. 
Phone: 410-313-6300

  • Birth Certificates may be obtained for a $35.00 fee.
  • You must present a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo identification. The identification must have a date issued and an expiration date.
  • Cash, Credit Card (Visa, Discover, Mastercard), check or money order made payable to: Director of Finance. 
  • Applicants must have been born in Maryland after 1939.
  • Only parents or legal guardians (must provide proof of guardianship) may obtain a child's birth certificate.
  • Applicants must be the person named or the parent to obtain an adult's birth certificate.

Persons born before 1939 should contact: 

Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Division of Vital Records
6550 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-3063

Death Certificates

To obtain a Death Certificate:  

  • Death Certificates may be obtained by Funeral Directors ONLY.
  • There is a charge of $35.00 for the first death certificate and $20.00 for each additional copy.
  • Funeral Directors may visit the following location:

Health Department Administrative Offices 

8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Monday - Friday
9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 410-313-6300