Birth and Death Certificates (Vital Records)

Same-Day Certificates

We recommend calling before coming for same-day certificate issuance.

The Maryland Vital Records Administration is using a new registration and payment system. This system's processing and wait times are longer than usual.

When the system is slow or down, issuing birth certificates and death certificates on the same day may not be possible.

Certificados el mismo día

Recomendamos llamar antes de venir para la emisión del certificado el mismo día.

La Administración de Registros Vitales de Maryland está utilizando un nuevo sistema de registro y pago. Los tiempos de procesamiento y espera de este sistema son más largos de lo habitual.

Cuando el sistema es lento o está en desaceleración, la emisión de certificados de nacimiento y certificados de defunción en el mismo día puede no ser posible.

Get certificates in three ways

Certificate fees

Application for Certified Copy for in-person or by-mail requests:

In person

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue, Suite #27
Silver Spring, MD

See in-person locations in other counties

Processing time: same day

By mail

Send your completed application to
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-0036

Processing time: see processing time


Order certificates online through VitalChek

Check online order status

Processing time: see processing time

Hours of Operation | Horario de atención - Dennis Avenue Health Center Vital Records Office

Come in during our open hours – no appointment needed.

Check-in at the security desk before going to the Vital Records office.

Certificate type Hours of operation
Birth certificates Monday, Wednesday, Friday
8:30  - 11:30 a.m.
1:00  - 2:30 p.m.
*Closed 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
Death certificates Tuesday & Thursday
8:30  - 11:30 a.m.
1:00  - 2:30 p.m.
*Closed 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Venga durante nuestro horario de apertura, no se necesita cita.

Regístrese en el mostrador de seguridad antes de ir a la oficina de Registros Vitales.

Tipo de certificado Horario de atención
Certificados de nacimiento Lunes, Miércoles y Viernes
8:30  - 11:30 a.m.
1:00  - 2:30 p.m.
*Cerrado 11:30 a.m. -1:00 p.m.
Certificados de defunción Martes y Jueves
8:30  - 11:30 a.m.
1:00  - 2:30 p.m.
*Cerrado 11:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services issues certified death certificates for people who died in Maryland in January 2015 and later.

For copies of records for deaths that occurred before January 2015, visit the Maryland State Archives.

Montgomery County’s in-person death certificate fee is $18 for the first copy. Additional copies are $20 each.

You may pay

  • in cash,
  • by credit card,
  • with Apple Pay, or
  • by check or money order payable to “Montgomery County, MD”.

You must bring certain documents.

To request a death certificate, applicants must bring

Learn more about Maryland vital records

See more birth and death certificate information from the Maryland Vital Statistics Administration, including Frequently Asked Questions.