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Birth and Death Certificates

(Vital Records)

The Montgomery County Department of Health and Human Services issues birth certificates for anyone born in the State of Maryland and certified death certificates for 30 days from the date of death for individuals who died in Maryland.  

Birth Certificates

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring
Walk-In Hours are 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 1939 should contact the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene's Division of Vital Records at 410-764-3063. 

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  (1) the individual or a parent on the certificate; or (2) the court-appointed guardian of the individual named on the certificate.  The representative must have a letter signed by the individuals, 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 (Word Doc)
Birth Certificate Application - English (PDF)
Birth Certificate Application - Spanish (PDF)

The fee to obtain a birth certificate is $32 payable by cash, credit card or check/money order.

Death Certificates

Dennis Avenue Health Center
2000 Dennis Avenue
Silver Spring
Walk-in hours are Monday through Friday  8:30 am to 11:00 am
240-777-1757


Bring completed application or voided the following information:  decedent's name, date and place of death, funeral home name, relationship to the deceased and applicant's full name.  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, 6764-B Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD  21215.

Death Certificate Application - English (PDF)
Death Certificate Application - English (Word)
Death Certificate Application - Spanish (PDF)

Fees for death certificates are $32 for the first death certificate and $20 for each additional copy, payable by cash, credit card or check/money order.

Death certificates can also be obtained by mailing a copy of the death certificate application and copies of required identification, along with fees, to the Division of Vital Records, 6550 Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, MD  21215.

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