Order your Maryland (MD) Birth Certificate Online

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US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

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Maryland Birth Certificate Application

A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove your identity, age, and American citizenship. Here are some examples of situations in which an official U.S. birth certificate may be requested:

  • Applying for a U.S. passport, social security card, driver’s license
  • Enrolling in school
  • Signing up for the U.S. military
  • Obtaining government benefits
  • Signing an employment contract with an American company

All of the above require a certified copy of your birth certificate. If you need to obtain an authorized copy, you will have to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born.

You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Maryland then you may request a birth certificate from this state.

In Maryland, birth certificates are issued by the Maryland Department of Health, Division of Vital Records. The Division issues the following:

  • New birth certificates and replacements
  • Delayed birth certificates
  • Birth certificates for adoptees
  • Birth certificates in case of legitimation and adjudication of paternity
  • Birth certificates in case of sex change and diagnosis of intersex condition

For a certified copy of your Maryland birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate.

The form only takes minutes to complete. After that, you will have to post your application together with the necessary documents and fees to a relevant office.

You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Maryland (MD) vital records office or the county recorders such as the ones in: Montgomery County, Prince George's County, Baltimore County, and the city of Baltimore.


Maryland Birth Certificate Replacement

As seen above, keeping your birth certificate safe is important if you want to avoid bureaucratic headaches. However, documents can go lost or damaged. Replacing an important document can be overwhelming.

If you have lost your state Maryland birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.

Who is Eligible to Apply

Not everyone can request a certified copy since birth records are restricted in Maryland. This is done to protect the privacy of the person(s) named on the certificate, which includes sensitive information.

Only the following may apply for an authorized copy of a birth record in Maryland:

  • A person applying for their own birth certificate
  • A parent named on the record
  • A legal guardian of the certificate’s subject (proof of guardianship must be provided)
  • A surviving spouse of the person named on the certificate
  • A representative of the certificate’s subject or of their spouse. The relationship must be proved with an authorization signed by the person named on the certificate

The relevant supporting evidence named above must be included in the application envelope.

Remember that your Maryland birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.

Those looking for older birth certificates for genealogy research purposes may consult the Maryland state archives, the Maryland historical society, and several local libraries that may keep older vital records.

Maryland Birth Certificate Requirements

To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.

All those born in Maryland who need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:

  • State of Maryland Driver’s License
  • State of Maryland ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State
  • U.S. Passport

Legal guardians are also required to submit proof of guardianship along with the application. If you are the legal representative of the person on record you are required to submit a letter signed by the person on record, parent, or guardian, and certified by a notary public, stating that you are authorized to obtain a copy of the certificate.

Follow the below steps to submit your birth certificate application:

  1. Complete the online application form in all of its parts
  2. Print and sign the application
  3. Place the form in an envelope together with the relevant supporting documents/fees as instructed according to your specific circumstances

Once your application package is completed you will need to mail it to:

Division of Vital Records

Maryland Department of Health
6764-B Reisterstown Road
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore, MD 21215-2306

Indiana Birth Certificate Fees

To request an Indiana birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana is: $10.

Additional copies carry the cost of $12 each. These fees do not include postage, which will depend on the carrier and service of your choice.

Maryland Birth Processing Times

Thanks to our services, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and the time and cost involved in traveling to government offices.

All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form and send it to the corresponding state vital records office. Once it is processed, you will receive it in the comfort of your own home by mail.

In most cases, birth certificate orders in Maryland are filled within 3-4 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.

We recommend requesting certified copies of Maryland birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.

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Maryland Vital Records Offices

There are several government offices in Maryland that can assist you with the issuance of an authorized copy of your birth certificate. These include branches of the Maryland Department of Health Division of Vital Records but also local county offices.

Please note that although the latter may be further from your home, due to the fewer number of requests, they may also be the fastest in issuing your certificate.

Here is a complete list of addresses to which you can mail your application:

FAQs About Maryland Birth Certificates

  • How to get a birth certificate in Maryland?

    The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Maryland is by completing the form online.

    • Fill out the birth certificate application online (click button to view form). Our experts will review your form to ensure it is mistake-free so that your certificate can be issued directly.
    • Print, sign and pack your revised form with photocopies of a government-issued photo ID (check valid documents listed above)
    • Post your package to the Maryland vital records office with the required documents and fees The Maryland bureau of vital statistics will issue your official birth certificate and send it to your home address.
  • How long does it take to get birth certificate in Maryland?

    Processing time for a certified copy of a Maryland birth certificate can vary:

    • Mail-in orders take approximately 3-4 weeks
    • In-person applications usually require waiting in line, check the vital records office addresses listed above and enquire about opening hours

    To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:

    • Fill out the online birth certificate application (available by clicking button above).
    • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free so your birth certificate can be issued directly
    • Follow our personalized instructions to receive your official Indiana birth certificate at home
  • How much is a birth certificate in Maryland?

    Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Maryland carries a state fee of $10.

    Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request.

    It is recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once with a $12 fee, to keep on file, or for future use.

  • What documents do I need to get my birth certificate?

    To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Maryland, you will need:

    • Filled-out birth certificate application form (available by clicking the button above). Our experts will revise your form to ensure it is error-free
    • Photocopies of both sides of a government-issued photo ID (see full list of acceptable documents above)
    • Fees paid
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