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Salisbury, MD 21801
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BIRTH & DEATH CERTIFICATES
 


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(410) 543-6949

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108 East Main Street - Salisbury, MD 21804

 
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MARYLAND BIRTH CERTIFICATES ONLY

*Birth Certificates are $22.00. There is no fee for a copy of a certificate of a current or former armed forces member that is requested by the member. Proof of service in the armed forces must be provided. There is also no fee for homeless individuals.  A written statement from a homeless service provider in the state affirming that the individual is homeless is needed; and it must include the address to which the copy of the birth certificate requested may be sent. (If you were born outside of MD you must obtain your birth certificate from the state that you were born)

Persons who can apply:
  • An individual requesting their own birth certificate
  • A parent named on the certificate
  • A court-appointed guardian of the individual named on the certificate (must have court documents)
  • A representative of the person or the parent named on the birth certificate. The representative must have a signed letter from a person named on the certificate giving them permission to obtain it. The letter must also be certified by a notary public.
To receive same day service The following Identification is required:
  • Valid state identification card/Drivers License
  • Current U.S. issued passport
  • Military ID for Active Service Personnel
  • Prison ID with picture (must have expiration date)
If you do not have one of the identifications listed above you can also receive your birth certificate by mail with two different pieces of alternative documentation. At least one of these documents must contain your current mailing address.  Acceptable documents are:
  • Social security card
  • Current pay stub
  • Current car registration
  • Current bank statement
  • Current lease/rent agreement
  • Current property deed
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Copy of tax return/W2
  • School photo ID with the current school year

MARYLAND DEATH CERTIFICATES ONLY

*Death certificates are $20.00 for the first copy and $22.00 for each copy after the first one that is bought within 24 hours. The certificates for deaths that occurred on or after January 1, 2015 can be purchased at the Wicomico County Health Dept.  Any deaths that occurred on or before December 31, 2014 will have to be purchased from Vital Statistics in Baltimore, MD.

Persons who can apply:
  • Surviving relative of the deceased
  • Authorized representative of a surviving relative of the deceased
  • Funeral director who was in charge of the final disposition of the body of the deceased
  • An individual who has a proven legal need
  • Court of law
To receive same day service the following Identification is required:
  • Valid state identification card/Drivers License
  • Current U.S. issued passport
  • Military ID for Active Service Personnel
  • Prison ID with picture (must have expiration date)
If you do not have one of the identifications listed above you can also receive a death certificate by mail with two different pieces of alternative documentation. At least one of these documents must contain your current mailing address.  Acceptable documents are:
  • Social security card
  • Current pay stub
  • Current car registration
  • Current bank statement
  • Current lease/rent agreement
  • Current property deed
  • Utility bill with current address
  • Copy of tax return/W2
  • School photo ID with the current school year

HELPFUL LINKS

www.dhmh.maryland.gov/vsa

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