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Death Certificates
The Office of Vital Records, located at 2000 Dennis Avenue in Silver Spring, 20902, can only issue a Maryland Certificate of Death when the event occurred after January 1, 2015. Applicants may obtain certified documents when it is satisfied that the applicant has a direct or tangible interest in the content of the record.

The cost per application is $20 for each document, plus $12 administrative fee. An applicant must present an unexpired Government issued photo ID. Payment options include: check, cash or money order payable to: "Montgomery County". The Office also has customer walk-in hours from 8:00 AM to 11:00 AM Monday through Friday (except major holidays). To ensure staff availability, one is encouraged to call 240.777.1757 prior to going in.

When a certificate of death is needed prior to January, 2015, documents must be obtained through the Maryland State Division of Vital Records, 6550 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD. 21215. Walk in Office hours are 8:00 AM ? 4:00 PM Monday through Friday (except major holidays). See link below for additional information. Requests should include a copy of applicant's unexpired government issued photo ID, (Cost per application is as above) Make check/money order payable to "Division of Vital Records; P.O. BOX 68760, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. To request by phone, call: 410.764.3159 or 410.764.3167 or (410) 764-3181. Operators are available 8:00 AM ? 3:00 PM Monday through Fridays (except major holidays). For an internet request, see link below. Click: ?On Line? services.

Find more information from the following link(s):
  • Apply for Certificate, Vital Statistics Administration Maryland


  • To speak with a Customer Service Representative, please call 311 during business hours.