- The fee for each certified copy of birth is $10.00. An additional $10.00 service fee per each application will be charged to your credit card.
The birth record(s) or a response to your request will automatically be shipped by UPS Air unless you select regular mail delivery for the Shipping Option. If you do not change the Shipping Option to regular mail, the UPS Air delivery fee will be charged to the credit card used for ordering the certificate. A signature is required for UPS delivery.
Typical processing time for certified copies of birth certificates with a date of birth of 1967 to the present is ten to fifteen business days (from the date the order is received) which does not include delivery time. For certified copies of birth with a date of birth of prior to 1967, please allow twenty-five to thirty days for processing time, excluding delivery time.
- The status of a request cannot be verified unless it has been a minimum of two business days from the date request has been submitted.
This service is not available for the following requests:
If the reason for your request or your relationship to individual does not appear in the online ordering drop-down box options, then you are not eligible to order the certificate online. Please review information on how to apply by mail or in person for a birth certificate or death certificate.
- Birth occurred in another country and registered in Pennsylvania.
- Certificate requested for genealogy purposes.
- Requesting time of birth.
- Fee waiver for Armed Forces member or related to Armed Forces member.
- Certificates of Birth Resulting in Stillbirth.
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