Birth Certificates
Certified copies of Birth Certificates are available at the Health Department for births recorded in the State of Maryland from 1940 to the present. The applicant must be one of the three persons listed on the birth certificate.

  • Download and complete the Application
  • Bring completed Application to:

    • Washington County Health Department
    • 1302 Pennsylvania Avenue
    • Hagerstown, MD 21742
    • 240-313-3395
    • Monday - Friday, 8:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m.

      Note: The Birth Certificate fee will be $25.00 beginning July 1, 2016.


  • Present photo identification

  • Cash, Visa, and MasterCard are accepted. The fee is $25.00.
For Maryland births recorded prior to 1940, certified abstracts of birth certificates are available by mail from the State of Maryland Division of Vital Records in Baltimore, MD, using the mail-in application. The cost is $10.00. Checks or Money Orders should be made payable to DIVISION OF VITAL RECORDS.