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FETAL DEATH CERTIFICATES

The Division of Vital Records issues only certified copies of fetal death records with the raised seal.

                       

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW: Fetal death certificates maintained by the Division of Vital Records are not public certificates and, therefore, cannot be released under the provisions of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know-Law. To determine if you are eligible to apply for a certified copy, please review the following:                            

 

Who May Request a Fetal Death Certificate?                                                 

Only certain people can request a fetal death certificate. You must be: 

  • Immediate family member
  • Extended family member who indicates a direct relationship to the stillborn fetus                               
                         

Cost                     

                     

There is a $9 fee for each certified copy. This fee may be waived for the dependent of an individual who served or is currently serving in the Armed Forces.

 

How to Get a Fetal Death Certificate

                     

There are three ways to obtain a certified copy of a fetal death certificate. Be sure to complete all required information on the application form provided within each link:                                  
                     

  1. Order online
  2. Request by mail
  3. In person at a public office (see six locations below):
                           

              

WHAT IF THE YEAR OF DEATH IS UNKNOWN?

An applicant may request a multi-year death search.                        

                

Contact Us                                        

Contact:

Division of Vital Records                                        

Address:

P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103
                                     

Phone:

724-656-3100

Email:

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