Maryland Probate and Estate Settlement

Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records


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Event: Birth or death

Cost of copy: $12.00

Division of Vital Records
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
6550 Reisterstown Avenue
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0020

Remarks: State office has records since August 1898. Records for city of Baltimore are available from January 1875.   Fee for Commemorative Birth Certificates is $25.00.

Will not do research for genealogical studies. Must apply to State of Maryland Archives, 350 Rowe Blvd., Annapolis, MD 21401, (410) 974-3914.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Division of Vital Records. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (410) 764-3038. This will be a recorded message.

Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Internet at