Vital Records

Vital Records

Beginning May 1, 2023, the Wicomico County Health Department Vital Records department will no longer operate on a walk-in basis.

ALL customers will be required to make an appointment in order to obtain a birth or death certificate. Appointments must be made for EACH certificate being requested (e.g. three different birth or death certificates must have three separate appointments). 

Death certificates being obtained by funeral homes will be issued on Tuesday and Thursday mornings ONLY

Vital Records has moved to the 4th Floor of the Seth H. Hurdle Building (108 East Main St, Salisbury, MD 21801). 

To make an appointment click here. For questions, call 410-543-6949 

Certified Birth Certificates can be purchased by the individuals listed on the birth certificate (Child and Parents recorded on birth certificate)

$22 credit, debit or cash (no checks or money orders accepted)

Current Government issued photo ID required

  • If you do not have a current Government-issued photo ID, the certificate will be mailed to the address listed on two of the following documents that you present as identification.
  • pay stub
  • W2
  • rental/lease agreement
  • bank statement
  • utility bill
  • car registration

Phone(410) 543-6949

Hours: Monday – Friday: 8:30 AM – 4:00 PM
Closed: 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM for lunch

LocationSeth H. Hurdle Building, Fourth Floor, 108 East Main Street, Salisbury, MD 21804


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