Garrett County Health Department, Vital Records
www.garretthealth.org
Resource Details
Description COVID-19 UPDATE: Open 9AM - 3PM by APPOINTMENT ONLY.
  • Death certificates can be issued by setting up an appointment at 301-334-7706.
  • Phones answered from 8:00am-4:30pm Monday through Friday
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NOTE: Veterans are able to obtain birth and death certificates free of charge.
OVERVIEW: Provides birth and death certificates, as well as vital statistics for the county.

SERVICES:
1) DEATH CERTIFICATES: Issued locally for thirty days following a death at a fee of $18 for the 1st copy and $20 per additional copies (if purchased same day) payable by cash, credit card, or check (Do not accept out of area checks). After that time you must send it to the Division of Vital Records, 6764-B Reisterstown Road, Baltimore, Maryland 21215 and the fee is $20 for the 1st copy and $12 per additional copies. You must provide the person's name, date of death, and place of death in order to obtain a record. Death certificates are released to a surviving relative or authorized representative; must be able to provide proof of relationship and proof of need.

2) BIRTH CERTIFICATES: On file at the health department from 1940 to present with a cost of $20.00 per record paid by cash, credit card, or check (Do not accept out of area checks). A birth certificate needed for someone who was born before 1940 must be obtained from the Division of Vital Records, Baltimore, Maryland. The fee is $10.00 when ordering from Baltimore. Must have acceptable Photo Identification.

3) TO CORRECT/ADD NAME: Individual must contact vital records to determine if they meet the requirements for a change and to obtain a copy of affidavit form. Affidavit to be completed and notarized before returning to the department. For children under the age of one year, corrections may be made to given names on the certificates. Upon receipt of the notarized affidavit a corrected birth certificate will be issued. To correct spelling of a name on the birth certificate supporting documents are required. There is a $10 charge per correction. 

EXAMPLES of IDENTIFICATION: Department of Motor Vehicles photo identification cards, valid driver's license, United States Passport. NO EXPIRED, CRACKED, CHIPPED, BROKEN, FRAYED, FADED or SIDE VIEW IDs ACCEPTED and ALL IDs must have an issue and expiration date-NO EXCEPTIONS. We reserve the right to refuse any ID that we deem questionable. Must be listed on birth record to obtain copy (father, mother or individual).
 
 
Defined coverage areas:
Maryland - Garrett County
 
Hours of operation:
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Mon: 8AM 4:30PM
Tue: 8AM 4:30PM
Wed: 8AM 4:30PM
Thu: 8AM 4:30PM
Fri: 8AM 4:30PM
Program
Eligibility Open to the public.
Languages Offered Accommodations possible.
Program Fees Death certificate is $18 for the 1st copy and $20 per additional copies (if purchased same day). After 30 days must obtain from Division of Vital Records and the fee is $20 for the 1st copy and $18 per additional copies. Birth certificates from 1940 on cost $20. If before 1940 must obtain from Division of Vital Records in Baltimore and the fee is $20.
Application Process Must complete an application form, present a photo ID, and pay the current fee. Walk-in or call for further information.
Documents Required Death Certificate: Proof you are a surviving relative or authorized representative. Birth Certificates: Department of Motor Vehicles photo identification cards, valid driver's license, United States Passport. NO EXPIRED, CRACKED, CHIPPED, BROKEN, FRAYED, FADED or SIDE VIEW IDs ACCEPTED and ALL IDs must have an issue and expiration date-NO EXCEPTIONS. If your ID does not include a full middle name, you will be required to show a second form of identification. We reserve the right to refuse any ID that we deem questionable. Must be listed on birth record to obtain copy (father, mother or individual).
Normal Wait Times Maybe a wait for up to 10-15 minutes.
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Contact Information
Fax Number 301-334-7717
Main 301-334-7777 Option 6
Main Contact Name Paula Dove
Main Contact Title Local Registrar
Main Contact Phone 301-334-7777
Main Contact Email Address paula.dove@maryland.gov
Director or Senior Administrator Name Jennifer Loughry
Director or Senior Administrator Title Health Department Administrator
Director or Senior Administrator Phone 301-334-7777
Director or Senior Administrator Email Address ennifer.loughry@maryland.gov
Sites offering this Program 1025 Memorial Drive