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Certificates of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth

Names of the stillborn fetus were not included on the Certificate of Fetal Death until 2006; therefore, the mother/parent or father/parent listed on the record may indicate on the Death Application form the name to be added on the Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth, provided that, if a name is indicated, it must be the same as the name on file with the department, if any. If the names are different, the name originally filed with the department will be printed on the Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.

Who Can Order a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth?

A parent may obtain a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth by completing and signing a death certificate application. The notation "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth" should be written in Part 2, Intended Use of Certified Copy.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth Fees

  • The first certificate is available at no charge.
  • There is a $20 fee for each additional copy requested.
  • The fee may be waived for the dependent of an individual who served or is currently serving in the armed forces.

Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth Ordering Information

Certificates of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth are only issued from our main office located in New Castle; however, you can request a copy in person, following the instructions below.

  • BY MAIL – Complete an online Death Certificate Application or to print a Death Certificate Application to request a copy of a Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth. The notation "Certificate of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth" should be written in Part 2, Intended Use of Certified Copy. Completed and signed applications with ID and payment should be mailed to the Division of Vital Records, P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103. Fee may be waived for armed forces members. Be sure to include a valid email address to receive an email acknowledgement that your application was received.
    • ID - include a legible photocopy of 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. Expired IDs cannot be accepted. If the address has been changed, include copy of the update card. If possible, enlarge photo ID on copier by at least 150 percent. If you do not have acceptable photo identification, an eligible requestor possessing a valid government-issued photo ID may apply; otherwise, you may submit a completed Statement from Requestors Not Possessing Acceptable Government-Issued Photo ID with two acceptable documents verifying your current address.
    • PAYMENT – Include a check or money order made out to VITAL RECORDS for the exact amount of your order. Fee may be waived for armed forces dependents. We do not accept cash or credit cards. If cash is submitted with your application, it will be returned, causing additional delays.
    • PROCESSING - Click Current Processing Times for the most up-to-date processing information.
  • IN PERSON at a public office. Although you can make the request in person, the certified copy will be issued and mailed from our main office located in New Castle. Click on Public Offices for locations and other information.