Beginning Monday, September 20, 2021, the Division of Vital Records' Lobby will be open to service all customers by appointment only.
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Certificates may also be ordered ONLINE or by Mail.
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Many local health departments also issue certificates. Please click here to get more information on the location closest to you.
The Division 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.
For more information about birth, death, or marriage certificates, call 410-764-3038 (Baltimore local) or 1-800-832-3277 (toll-free).