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Local Offices

We have six local offices to help you. Regular office hours are 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, excluding state holidays. Walk-in services vary by location. Please click below on the office you are planning to visit to verify services offered at that specific location as well as directions.

Important Tips

  • Print an Application for a Birth Certificate or an Application for a Death Certificate beforehand or complete an application when you arrive.
  • Bring your valid government-issued photo ID that verifies your name and current mailing address.  Examples include a state-issued driver's license or non-driver photo ID.  Here is a complete listing of documents to verify your identity.
  • If you would like someone else to pick up your certificate, submit a completed "Authorization for an Individual to Pick Up Certificates " at time of application.
  • Bring along a check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. All certificates cost $20 each.  Cash and credit card payments is not accepted.  Fees may be waived for members of the armed forces.

Erie Public Office
Harrisburg Public Office
New Castle Public Office
Pittsburgh Public Office
Scranton Public Office
Philadelphia Public Office.

Erie Public Office

Walk-in Services (Some walk-in services may be limited or unavailable on early closure days.)

  • Same-day counter service is available before 2:00 p.m.
  • Applications received at the counter after 2:00 p.m. will be available for pick-up the following morning after 10:00 a.m.
  • Three-day processing or less is available if the certificate is to be mailed to the applicant.
  • Additional processing time is necessary for genealogical requests or any subpoenas, court orders or power of attorney requests.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: All public offices require payment via check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. We do not accept cash or credit cards. 

Location
Division of Vital Records
1910 W. 26th St. 
Erie, PA 16508-1148

Harrisburg Public Office

Walk-in Services (Some walk-in services may be limited or unavailable on early closure days.)

  • Same-day counter service is available before 2:00 p.m.
  • Applications received at the counter after 2:00 p.m. will be available for pick-up the following morning after 10:00 a.m.
  • Three-day processing or less is available if the certificate is to be mailed to the applicant.
  • Additional processing time is necessary for genealogical requests or any subpoenas, court orders or power of attorney requests.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: All public offices require payment via check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. We do not accept cash or credit cards. 

Location
Division of Vital Records
Forum Place Building
555 Walnut St., First Floor
Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914

New Castle Public Office

Walk-in Services (Some walk-in services may be limited or unavailable on early closure days.)

  • Same-day counter service is available before 2:00 p.m.
  • Applications received at the counter after 2:00 p.m. will be available for pick-up the following morning after 10:00 a.m.
  • Three-day processing or less is available if the certificate is to be mailed to the applicant.
  • Additional processing time is necessary for genealogical requests or any subpoenas, court orders or power of attorney requests.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: All public offices require payment via check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. We do not accept cash or credit cards. 

Location
Division of Vital Records
105 Nesbitt Road
New Castle, PA 16105

Pittsburgh Public Office

Walk-in Services (Some walk-in services may be limited or unavailable on early closure days.)

  • Same-day counter service is available if applicant before 2:00 p.m.
  • Applications received at the counter after 2:00 p.m. will be available for pick-up the following morning after 10:00 a.m.
  • Three-day processing or less is available if the certificate is to be mailed to the applicant.
  • Additional processing time is necessary for genealogical requests or any subpoenas, court orders or power of attorney requests.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: All public offices require payment via check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. We do not accept cash or credit cards. 

Location
Division of Vital Records
411 Seventh Ave., Suite 360
Pittsburgh, PA 15219-1973

Scranton Public Office

Walk-in Services (Some walk-in services may be limited or unavailable on early closure days.)

  • Same-day counter service is available before 2:00 p.m.
  • Applications received at the counter after 2:00 p.m. will be available for pick-up the following morning after 10:00 a.m.
  • Three-day processing or less is available if the certificate is to be mailed to the applicant.
  • Additional processing time is necessary for genealogical requests or any subpoenas, court orders or power of attorney requests.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: All public offices require payment via check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. We do not accept cash or credit cards. 

Location
Division of Vital Records
Scranton State Office Building, Room 112
100 Lackawanna Ave. 
Scranton, PA 18503-1928

Philadelphia Public Office

Walk-in Services (Some walk-in services may be limited or unavailable on early closure days.)

  • Next-day processing (after application is received at the counter) is available if certified copy is to be picked up.
  • Three-day processing or less is available if the certificate is to be mailed to the applicant.
  • Additional processing time is necessary for genealogical requests or any subpoenas, court orders or power of attorney requests.

IMPORTANT PAYMENT INFORMATION: All public offices require payment via check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. We do not accept cash or credit cards. 

Location
Division of Vital Records
110 N. Eighth St., Suite 108
Philadelphia, PA 19107-2412