Maryland Vital Records

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Maryland Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Maryland with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our online assistant application services will let you avoid penalties from an incomplete form and you will benefit from unlimited support through your application process.

The Maryland Department of Public Health sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. You may also need to replace lost marriage certificates, birth certificates, and death certificates.

Skip a trip to the Maryland Department of Vital Records and order an authorized copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

Maryland Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

Maryland Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Maryland Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in Maryland

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the Maryland government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Important Information About Vital Records in Maryland

    Before starting the process to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, you should know more about the requirements, processing times, and other information that Maryland requires. Learn more about processing times, associated fees, and required documentation below. You will have to send over sensitive information to request your records, Vital Records Online ensures that your private information stays safe. We answer some of the most frequently asked questions below.

  2. How long will it take to receive my vital records in Maryland?

    Processing times differ between offices, but you should expect to receive your vital records in Maryland 2 to 4 business weeks.

  3. What documents are required to order vital records in Maryland?

    In order to complete the online application, the Maryland Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people can use the drivers license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    • Maryland Birth Certificate Requirements
    • Maryland Marriage Certificate Requirements
    • Maryland Death Certificate Requirements

  4. How much does it cost the copy of a vital record in Maryland?

    Whenever you are ordering birth records, marriage certificate or licenses, divorce certificates or death records, Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assistant service and the state of Maryland will charge a $10.00 fee for each certified copy of birth, $12.00 fee for each marriage certificate certified copy and $10.00 for each death certificate. Any additional copy to your order will cost $12.00.

  5. Who can request vital records in Maryland?

    At the moment there are limitations to who can request vital records in the state of Maryland Bureau of Vital Statistics. It depends on if the request is for a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, the requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

  6. How to order birth certificates and other vital records in Maryland?

    There are two options to order vital records in Maryland. The first and the simplest way one is through Vital Records Online. You will be able to start your application process online and then, you will receive your birth certificate or the other vital records by mail.

    The second option is going in person to the vital records office in the location where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming due to the long lines and paperwork.

Get answers to more frequently asked questions

Maryland Vital Records Office
Business Hours
Monday - Friday 8AM–4PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Vital Records Online Processing Center
1201 West Peachtree St, Suite 2300
Atlanta, GA, 30309

Currently, this location is not open to the public.

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