Birth and Death Certificate Services
Birth Certificate Information

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

  • You must present a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo identification. The identification must have a date issued and an expiration date.

  • Birth Certificates cost $25.00 (effective July 1, 2016)  fee Cash, Credit Card (Visa, Discover, Mastercard)
    • Check or money order should be made payable to: Director of Finance. 

  • For a child's birth certificate, only parents or legal guardians (must provide proof of guardianship) may obtain a child's birth certificate.

  • For an adult's birth certificate, only the person named on the certificate, or his/her parents may apply.

  • Applicants must have been born in Maryland after 1939.

Those born before 1939 should contact:
Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Division of Vital Records
6550 Reisterstown Road
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-3038

You can also apply online by visiting the State of Maryland's Vital Records webpage.

Death Certificate Information

Death Certificates may be obtained by Funeral Directors only.

Health Department Administrative Offices
8930 Stanford Blvd.
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Monday - Friday 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.
Phone: 410-313-6300 (voice/relay)

There is a charge of $30.00 (effective July 1, 2016) for the first death certificate and $20.00 for each additional copy.

The public may apply for a death certificate online at the Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Vital Records page.