Division of Vital Records

Effective March 16, 2020 the Division of Vital Records will be closed to walk-in customers in an effort to prevent exposures to COVID-19.

Applications for certificates will continue to be accepted by mail or internet. Click on the 'Request Certificates' link below for more information.

Individuals requesting corrections or amendments should click on the 'Request Corrections' link below for more information. 

Effective March 23, 2020, we will no longer be allowing funeral facilities to pick up certificates in the Division of Vital Records Lobby.

Facilities may continue to request certificates via the funeral facility portal or by mail.     

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.