Contact:
 Administration Program
 Snow Hill Health Center
 
 Phone: 410-632-1100
 
 Hours: 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m.
altWorcester County Health Department issues certified copies of birth and death certificates for events that occur in Maryland. Contact the Snow Hill Health Center for more information.








Birth Certificates:

A certified photocopy of the birth certificate (used for retirement purposes, passports, social services, school enrollment, and other legal reasons) can be obtained by completing the application for a copy or abstract of Certificate of Birth. This certificate is available at the Worcester County Health Department for $22 with a photo I.D. You may send the completed application and non-refundable fee of $10 (for each certificate requested) to Division of Vital Records in Baltimore.

Click here for an application for a birth certificate: Birth Certificate Application 

For same day service, applicant is required to present:

  • Current driver's license.
  • Current ID card issued by the motor vehicle administration.
  • Current U.S. issued passport.
  • Prison photo ID  if it has an issued date and expiration date.
  • Current US military ID for service personnel (PX/Base privelge ID is not acceptable).

Customers can be mailed certificates if they provide two (different) of the following. One must have the name and current mailing address. The certificate must be mailed to the address as indicated on the documentation provided. The certificate cannot be mailed to an address that is not reflected on the documentation.

The two pieces of alternative documentation must be different types, i.e., a pay stub and a telephone bill - not two pay stubs or two utility bills. Applicants unable to supply valid photo identification will not be able to receive the birth certificate the same day. The certificate will be mailed to the address displayed on the documentation provided.

Acceptable documents are:

  • Social security card
  • Pay stub
  • Current car registration
  • Current bank statement
  • Current lease / rental agreement
  • Current property deed
  • Utility bill with current address (can provide two different types of this, i.e., cable and electric bill)
  • Copy of income tax return / W-2 Form
  • School photo ID

Customers can also provide a notarized statement authorizing them to obtain certificates for others. The one picking up the certificate MUST have valid photo identification.


Home Births:

Frequently Asked Questions: Registering for a Home Birth.

 


Death Certificates:


Death Certificates can be processed (if they are accurately completed) when they are brought in by the Funeral Director.  The cost is $22 for the first certificate. The cost for additional copies of the same death certificate purchased the same day is $20.  Copies of the death certificate may be obtained by the funeral director or family.

 

Statement of Age Cards:

 

Statement of Age cards can be processed in the health department if we have record of your birth certificate on file. The fee is $1.00 per card.

Certificates may be ordered here, on line.

or 

Download and bring in the appropriate application.



Note:
Both birth certificates and death certificates may be obtained at the Health Department in Snow Hill only. A copy of the birth certificate may be requested by the person, a parent, legal guardian or their representative.  A copy of the death certificate may be requested by the surviving spouse or child, authorized representative, funeral director in charge of the final disposition of the deceased body, an individual with proven legal need, or the court of law. If the certificate is to be used in connection with a claim for dependent or beneficiary of the named person that is a Veteran of the U.S.military, one copy  is available at no charge.




 


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Construction and inspections have been completed and WACS is set to re-open on Monday, October 22nd at 8:00 a.m. for business.

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All services at this site have been relocated to either Snow Hill or the Berlin Health Center. We apologize for any inconvenience. For more information or to check on the status of your appointment, please call 410-632-1100.

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