Division of Vital Records

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The Division of Vital Records' Lobby is now open to service all customers by appointment only.

Click here to book an appointment​

Certificates may also be ordered ONLINE or by Mail. 

Check on your online order status here. ​​

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.​

​​Click the following links for more information.