Birth and Death Certificate Information

​Birth Certificates are now available at local health departments excluding state holidays.

You may obtain a birth certificate at the Queen Anne's County Department of Health between the hours of 8:00am and 4:00pm for an individual born in the State of Maryland from 1939 to present. A non-refundable $30.00 fee and identification are required. You may also obtain a birth certificate from the Division of Vital Records. Visit the Division of Vital Records website for more information and applications.

Who Can Obtain a Certificate?

  • A person asking for their own birth certificate
  • The parent or guardian of the person (a foster care appointment is not acceptable). Proof of guardianship must be submitted
  • A representative of the person, parent, or guardian. The representative must have a letter signed by the person, parent, or guardian, and certified by a notary public saying that the representative has permission to obtain the birth certificate
  • A court of law.

Birth Certificates

Birth Procedure for Obtaining Copies in Person

Birth Certificates can be obtained between
8:00am and 4:00pm

  1. Appear in person at the Queen Anne's County Department of Health
  2. Birth records are only available to the persons named on the record or an authorized representative. Authorized representatives must submit a court order or a notarized statement signed by a person named on record. If authorized to obtain a birth record, provide the full name at birth, date of birth, place of birth (County or City), mother's full maiden name, father's full name, your relationship to the person named on the record, and your name and mailing address.
  3. Have a birth date after 1939. Earlier birth records are not yet available from local Health Departments.
  4. Present photo identification
  5. Complete application requesting a duplicate.
  6. Submit payment (Cash, personal check, or money order)

Applications are available at the Queen Anne's County Department of Health
Click here to download the application


Death Certificates

Procedure for Obtaining Copies

Within 30 days of date of death

Death Certificates can be obtained between 8:00am - 12:00pm and 2:00pm - 4:00pm

  1. Interested person must appear in person at the Queen Anne's County Department of Health
  2. Complete application requesting duplicate. Click here to download the application
  3. Present photo identification
  4. Present documentation to show direct or tangible interest
  5. First copy is $32.00, additional copies are $20.00 each

After 30 Days of Date of Death
Contact the Department of Health (MDH) Division of Vital Records

​Contact Information:

Queen Anne's County Department of Health:
Phone: 410-758-0720

MDH Division of Vital Records:
Reisterstown Road Plaza
6550 Reisterstown Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21215
1-800-832-3277
https://www.mdpublichealth.org/vsa