Pennsylvania Vital Records

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Pennsylvania Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Pennsylvania with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The Pennsylvania Department of Health - Bureau of Health Statistics & Registries - Division of Vital Records 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. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the Pennsylvania Department of Health - Bureau of Health Statistics & Registries - Division of Vital Records and order a certified 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

Pennsylvania Birth Certificate

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

Official Marriage Certificate

Pennsylvania Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Pennsylvania Death Certificate

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

Ordering Vital Records in Pennsylvania

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 Pennsylvania government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

How long will it take to receive my vital records from Pennsylvania?

Currently, you can expect to receive your vital records from the Pennsylvania Department Of Health in 4 to 8 weeks.

What documents are required to order vital records from Pennsylvania?

The Pennsylvania Department Of Health requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID to complete the online application. It varies depending on the certificate type, but people can use a driver’s license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

How much does a copy of a vital record cost from Pennsylvania?

When ordering birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates, or death records, Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assisted service. The State of Pennsylvania will charge a $20.00 fee for each certified copy of a birth, a $20.00 fee for each death certificate certified copy, and each marriage certificate certified copy will be charged $15.00.

Who can order vital records from Pennsylvania?

There are limitations to who can request vital records from the Pennsylvania Department Of Health. 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. But the requester can also be part of the immediate family, a distant family member, the legal guardian, or the legal representative for the individual of record.

How to request birth records and other vital records from Pennsylvania?

There are two options to order vital records in Pennsylvania. The first and the easiest 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.

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Pennsylvania Vital Records Office
  • Physical address for walk-in requests
    Dept of Health – Division of Vital Records
    105 Nesbitt Road
    New Castle, PA 16150

    Mailing address to send your vital records applications
    Department of Health Division of Vital Records
    P.O. Box 1528
    New Castle, PA 16103

  • Phone: (724) 656-3100 or (844) 228-3516
Business Hours
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Monday to Friday 7:15 AM - 10:00 PM EST Time

Office hours
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM EST Time
Saturday to Sunday - Closed

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PO Box 13471
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Currently, this location is not open to the public.