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Public Offices

Office Hours

In-person services at the following Vital Records Offices are restricted to Pennsylvania residents by appointment only:

  • Erie
  • Harrisburg
  • New Castle
  • Philadelphia
  • Pittsburgh
All other locations are currently closed.  Please check back frequently for updates on the reopening of our other locations.

Steps to Obtain In-Person Services

  • Complete a Vital Records Appointment Request Form and an Application for a Birth Certificate or an Application for a Death Certificate.  Email or fax the completed forms to the location information listed on the Vital Records Appointment Request Form.
  • Once your application(s) have been processed, you will be contacted to set up an appointment.
  • Arrive to your appointment no more than 5 minutes prior to your scheduled appointment time. Bring along the following:
    • 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 or two documents that verify your name and current address such as a utility bill, pay stub, bank statement, car registration, or lease/rental agreement.
    • Payment in the form of a credit card, money order or check payable to VITAL RECORDS

You must wear a mask to gain admittance unless you have requested an accommodation at time of scheduling an appointment.