Division of Vital Records

​​​​The Division of Vital Records is experiencing a backlog in processing certificates. If you have placed your order via online, we are experiencing a 2 week delay in processing times. You may make an appointment to visit the Baltimore City office for quicker service. We apologize for the inconvenience and are working diligently to service your Vital Record needs.​

Many local health departments also issue 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.​

For more information about birth, death, or marriage certificates, call  (Baltimore local) or  (toll-free).​​