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Obtain a Birth or Death Certificate, Divorce Decree or Marriage License
To obtain a birth certificate: Telephone Request: Maryland State Division of Vital Records, Baltimore, MD., Monday through Friday 8:30 AM - 11:00 AM, except holidays. 410.764.3038. Internet Request: (Birth, Death, or Marriage Certificates). Payment: Credit Card only - Visa, Master Card, AMEX, Discover, 1ST document $18.75; additional documents $12.00 each (receive in 5-7 business days). Mail/Fax Request: Birth, Death, Marriage Certificate or Divorce Verification. Complete the Maryland application for a Birth or Death (see URL 1), Marriage or Divorce record or provide information listed below. Fax: 410-358-7381. Must include legible copy of requestor's un-expired Government issued photo ID and credit card information. A reply is normally received in approximately 10 business days. By mail: Enclose a self-addressed-stamped envelope and $24.00 per certificate. Make check or money order payable to: "Division of Vital Records". Send to: Maryland State Division of Vital Records. P.O. Box 68760, Baltimore, Maryland 21215. Walk-in Request: (Birth Certificates ONLY) Montgomery County DOES NOT HAVE A WALK-IN LOCATION, NOR DO THEY ISSUE CERTIFIED STATE BIRTH DOCUMENTS. The following locations can ONLY provide a Maryland Certificate of Live Birth for persons born in Maryland from January 1, 1939 to present. Frederick County Health Department (Birth Only): 301.600.1029; Howard County Health Department: 410.313.6300; Prince George's County Health Department (Birth Only): 301.324.2939; 301.324.2940; Maryland State Division of Vital Records (Birth/Death/ Marriage/Divorce): 410.764.3038 or 877.463.3464 (toll free). To add father's name: 410.764.2897; to delete father's name: 410.764.3052; to change name/correct spelling errors: 410.764.3063 or 410.764.3067 or 410.764.3069. Call offices for locations and hours. See URLs for on line information. Questions for the Medical Examiner related to death certificates can be initiated at this office: 240.777.1757.
Find more information from the following link(s):
  • State of Maryland Birth Certificate General Information
  • Montgomery County Office of Vital Records - Death Certificates

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