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How to Get a Maryland Birth Certificate

It's now possible to request a copy of your U.S. government-issued Maryland birth certificate online. This is a welcome solution, especially if you need the birth certificate fast. Certified Maryland birth certificates are indispensable when it comes to using them for passports, for instance.

They are a valid means of personal identification and therefore can also be used for social security purposes and when applying for employment, among other legal reasons. If you're involved at work, in the home, or at school, then going the usual route will be an inconvenience to you.

Therefore, you don't have to deviate from your normal routine and go all the way to the post office and bank yourself; we'll have the certified copy request sent in your stead. Using this piece we'll reveal to you how you can obtain your Maryland birth certificate using DoNotPay.

What's the Difference Between a Maryland Birth Certificate and a Certified Copy

A Maryland birth certificate is a record taken at birth. This typically happens within the hospital setting; the records are filed with Maryland's vital records office. It's a legal document as it was created at the time of the event and in a format recognized by state law.

A certified copy of a Maryland birth certificate is created by the state agency responsible for storing these legal documents. Proof that the document being issued is a valid copy of the original sitting in the agency's records is the stamp, signature, or embossed mark made by an agency registrar. They are generally needed when applying for a passport.

Who Can Get a Birth Certificate in Maryland

Your birth certificate is a legal document that can be used to identify, authorize, or access certain privileges. It's safe to say just anyone within Maryland can access your first official document.

The following people can apply and gain access to your birth certificate:

  • The individual that's requesting for their own Maryland birth certificate
  • A parental figure named on the document
  • The court-appointed guardian of the owner of the birth certificate. A foster care appointee doesn't have any legal claim to one; fundamentally, proof of guardianship is presented
  • The representative of:
  • The individual named on the certificate or a parent
  • The individual's court-appointed guardian

Any of the aforementioned representatives need to have a letter signed by either the individual, guardian, or parent. It should also have certification from a notary public - it should state the representative has been given access to the Maryland birth certificate copy.

What Are the Documents I Need to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in Maryland

No state agency will release a copy of your Maryland birth certificate without the required documentation present. Anyone who calls Maryland their motherland and needs a US-government, certified birth certificate copy needs to include on both sides of the photocopy a clear image of one of the forms of identification listed below:

  1. An ID card issued by the State of Maryland
  2. A Driver's License issued by the State of Maryland
  3. A U.S. Passport
  4. Driver's License issued by a different U.S. state
  5. A Photo State ID Card issued by a different U.S. state

The photocopied document will be included with the completed application form and sent to the Division of Vital Records in Maryland.

Where Can You Get a Birth Certificate in Maryland

There's the easy way and the hard way when it comes to acquiring a copy of your birth certificate. You could make the trip and visit the birth certificate office where you or the person being represented was born.

City/County/State OfficeContact Address and Phone NumberBirth Certificate Processing Fee
Maryland Vital Records6764 B Reisterstown Road

Reisterstown Road Plaza

Baltimore, MD 21215

Phone: 410-764-3038

Fax: 410-358-7381

First Copy: $10.00 Additional Copies: $10.00

The easy way involves using DoNotPay to get the certified Maryland birth certificate copy online or for getting a lost one replaced.

Why Use DoNotPay to Get a Birth Certificate in Maryland

With DoNotPay, accessing copies of your or your loved ones' birth certificates is easier than ever. Using our Birth Certificates product, you can apply and request certified copies right from the comfort of your home, office, or home office - you only need a laptop and internet connection.

For notarization purposes, you can use our virtual Notary product to schedule an online appointment at your convenience.

This is how it works:

  1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.
  2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.
  3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.
  4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.
  5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.
  6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.
  7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.
  8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.

That's all! Your Maryland birth certificate request will be processed and on its way. Processing times sometimes vary because of sparse peak request periods, but Maryland birth certificate orders normally take 2 weeks to get filled.


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Given how convenient we are when it comes to getting a copy of your Maryland birth certificate, there are no downsides to partnering with us. Acquiring this document only means a few minutes on your laptop and a couple of clicks away. What are you waiting for? Sign up today to get your Maryland Birth Certificate!

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