Division of Vital Records

The phone system at the Division of Vital Records is currently experiencing intermittent outages. We are working to get this issue resolved as quickly as possible. We appreciate your patience in this matter. Please continue to check our site for updates.

Certificates may be ordered ONLINE or by Mail. 

Check on your online order status here. ​​

Currently the Division of Vital Records’ lobby is closed. Many local health departments also issue death certificates. Please click here to get more information on the location closest to you.   

The Div​ision of Vital Records (DVR) of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH) issues certified copies of birth, death, fetal death, and marriage certificates (2007 – present) for events that occur in Maryland. The DVR also provides divorce verifications (1992 - present) and information on procedures for registering an adoption, foreign adoptions and legitimation.​

​​Click the following links for more information.