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Records marking a birth, death or fetal death are known as vital records. Certificates issued from the official records are used for everything from applying for a driver's license to settling an estate after someone dies. Sometimes these certificates can become misplaced, or you need additional copies of these certificates. Our Bureau of Health Statistics and Registries is the official custodian of vital records dating back to 1906 for the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania.  This website outlines our requirements for obtaining  certificates for births, deaths and fetal deaths that occurred in Pennsylvania since 1906.

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Pennsylvania marriage and divorce certificates are available from the county courthouse where the document was issued. Please visit the Orphans' Court Clerks website for contact information.

Contact Us

Email Vital Records

Call Vital Records:
724-656-3100 or
844-228-3516 (toll-free)
The birth/death certificate inquiry line is available:
Monday - Friday
7:15 am to 10:00 pm​

Mailing Address:
Department of Health
Bureau of Health Statistics & Registries
Division of Vital Records
P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103