Death Certificates

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For Family Members:
The Allegany County Health Department can issue certified death certificates to immediate family members for 30 days from the date of death.  The family member must apply in person at the health department and present a valid, U.S. government-issued photo ID (driver's license, U.S. passport, MVA photo ID card, or military photo ID).  The photo ID must have an issue and expiration date.


The cost of a death certificate is $18.00 for the first copy and $20.00 for each additional copy.

After 30 days, death certificates must be requested from the Division of Vital Records via mail, phone, or online.  For details see https://health.maryland.gov/vsa/Pages/death.aspx.

For Funeral Directors:
Allegany County Health Department can issue certified death certificates to funeral directors for deaths that occurred in the current and three prior calendar years.  For deaths that occurred prior to that, death certificates must be obtained through the Maryland Vital Records Division​.

Hours of Operation: Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. 

Telephone: 301-759-5052