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Certified copies of death certificates filed in Garrett County may be obtained at the local health department within 30 days of the event for a fee of $18 for the first copy and $20 for each additional copy. Certified copies of previous deaths can be obtained through the Division of Vital Records in Baltimore, Maryland, for a fee of $10 for the first copy and $12 for each additional copy.
Garrett County Health Department provides certified copies of birth certificates for individuals born in Maryland from 1940 to present. Certificates are available to the person named on the certificate, their parent or guardian. The applicant must apply in person, complete an application, present a photo ID, and pay the current fee of $20 per copy. Maryland local health departments cannot accept applications for certificates by mail.
Registering a home birth: Maryland law requires that all births occurring in the State be registered with the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene. Click Here for more information.