Birth and Death Certificate Services
Birth Certificate Information

Health Department Administrative Offices
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, Maryland 21045
Monday - Friday

10:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. 
Call 410-313-6300  to make an appointment.  (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 - 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:
Division of Vital Records
6764-B Reisterstown Road
Reisterstown Road Plaza
Baltimore, MD 21215
Phone: 410-764-3038

You can also apply online by vis