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Birth and Death Certificates

(Vital Records)

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services issues certified birth certificates for anyone born in the State of Maryland after 1939 and certified death certificates individuals who died in Maryland.  

Birth Certificates

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring
Monday through Thursday
10 a.m. to 2 p.m.
Walk-in service.  No appointment needed.
240-773-1207


To obtain a birth certificate at the Montgomery County Office of Vital Records, the applicant must have been born in Maryland AFTER 1939.  Those individuals born BEFORE 1940 should contact the Maryland Department of Health's Division of Vital Records at 410-764-3063 or https://health.maryland.gov/vsa/Pages/birth.aspx . 

The following individuals may apply for a birth certificate:
  • An individual requesting his or her own birth certificate.
  • A parent named on the certificate.
  • A court-appointed guardian of the individual named on the certificate.  A foster care appointment is not acceptable; proof of guardianship must be submitted.
  • A surviving spouse of the individual named on the certificate.
  • A representative of  the individual or a parent on the certificate. The representative must have a letter signed by the individual, parent or guardian; and certified by a notary public stating that the representative has permission to obtain a copy of the certificate.

Bring completed application or complete application at the office.  A valid government issued identification (such as driver's license or U.S. passport is required.  The identification must have an issue date and an expiration date.


Birth Certificate Application - English/Spanish (PDF)
(application can be completed online and printed before coming to the office)

The fee to obtain a birth certificate in Montgomery County is $25 payable by cash, credit card or check/money order.

 

Death Certificates

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring
Monday through Friday  8:30 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.

Walk-in service.  No appointment needed.
240-777-1757

Bring completed application orcomplete the application at the office. A valid government issued identification (such as driver's license or U.S. passport) is required.  The identification must have an issue date and an expiration date.

Death certificates can also be obtained by mailing a copy of the death certificate application and a copy of required identification, along with fees, to the Division of Vital Records, Reisterstown Plaza, P.O. Box 68760,
Baltimore, MD  21215-0036.

Death Certificate Application - English/Spanish (PDF)
(application can be completed online and printed before coming to the office)

Fees for death certificates are $18 for the first death certificate and $20 for each additional copy, payable by cash, credit card or check/money order.

 

 

 

 

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