How to Obtain Maryland Death Certificates
Maryland Death Certificate Information
Vital records for Maryland are found at two different repositories. Statewide Deaths, 1898–1950, including those for Baltimore, 1875–1941; statewide death records, 1898–1982 (indexes 1898–1968), with Baltimore deaths for 1875–1982 (indexes 1875–1971); and county civil marriage records from 1914–1950 (indexes 1914–1930) are located at the Maryland Hall of Records (State Archives):
Maryland State Archives
Hall of Records Building
350 Rowe Blvd.
Annapolis, MD 21401
Tel: 800-235-4045 (MD toll free) or 410-974-3914 Fax: 410-974-3895
Maryland Deaths from April 1898, with City of Baltimore Deaths from January 1875; Maryland deaths occurring less than twenty years ago; and Maryland marriages from June 1951 are also available from the Division of Vital Records. Earlier marriages, usually from the 1770s to 1919, are either with the clerk of the circuit court where the license was issued or at the Maryland State Archives. Some records are at both locations.
State of Maryland Department of Health & Mental Hygiene
Division of Vital Records
Department of Health and Mental Hygiene
6550 Reisterstown Road
P.O. Box 68760
Baltimore MD 21215-0020
Tel: 410-764-3038 or 800-832-3277