Birth Certificate Information

Health Department Administrative Offices
8930 Stanford Blvd
Columbia, Maryland 21045

Monday - Friday 

Appointment Only: 8:30 a.m - 3:30 p.m

(Call 410-313-6300 to make an appointment) 

  • You must present a valid, unexpired, government-issued photo identification. The identification must have a date issued and an expiration date.
    • If license is expired, you may present two pieces of mail (address must match ID) and social security card
  • 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.
  • Any corrections or changes needed on a birth certificate (e.g., adding a name, changing the spelling of a name, etc.) must be made at the State Vital Records office (6764 Reisterstown Rd., Baltimore, MD 21215). These changes cannot be made by local health departments.
  • 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 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: 410-313-6530 (voice/relay)

There is a charge of $30.00 for the first death certificate and $20.00 for each additional copy.

The public may apply for a death certificate online at the Maryland Department of Health Vital Records page.

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