Harrisburg Public Office

 

 

 Division of Vital Records

Forum Place

555 Walnut Street, First Floor

Harrisburg, PA 17101-1914

(717) 772-3480

 

   

  

  • Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.
  • For walk-in services, please allow 4 hours processing time for standard requests. Persons requesting same day processing should be at the office no later than 11:00 a.m.  Same day processing time is not available for genealogical requests or for certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth requests.   

ยท    Death certificate applications may be filed with the Harrisburg Public Office; however, the death certificate(s) will be mailed from the central office in New Castle, Pennsylvania.

  • You will be required to complete an application for certified copy of a birth or death certificate.  You may download Adobe Acrobat Reader to print the application.
  • You must present valid government issued photo identification. Examples of acceptable identification are a state issued driver's license or non-driver photo ID with requestor's name and current address, etc. If you do not have acceptable photo identification, please follow this simple set of instructions in order to obtain a birth certificate.
  • There is a $20.00 fee for each certified copy of birth and $9.00 for each certified copy of death. Check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records.  No fee may be required for certificates of Armed Forces members and their dependents. 

 

 

 

You can obtain driving directions to this office through Directions/Map 

 

 

Directions from the North


US 22/322

Travel on East US 22-322. Take Exit 443 (Fishing Creek/Rockville). Travel South on Front Street to Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

 

Interstate 81

From I-81, exit onto South Front Street. Travel South on Front Street to Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

 

Directions from the South


Route 15

Take Route 15 North. Cross the Harvey Taylor Bridge. Bear right onto Front Street and travel to Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

 

Interstate 81

From I-81, exit onto South Front Street. Travel South on Front Street to Market Street. Turn left onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

 

Interstate 83

From I-83, exit onto Second Street (Exit 43). Proceed North on Second Street to Market Street. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

 

Directions from the East


Pennsylvania Turnpike

Follow PA turnpike to Exit 247 (Harrisburg East Shore). Drive North on Interstate 283 to the junction with Interstate 83. Exit left onto Interstate 83 following signs to Harrisburg. Exit right off Interstate 83 onto Second Street (Exit 43). Proceed North on Second Street to Market Street. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

 

Directions from the West


 

Pennsylvania Turnpike

Follow PA turnpike to Exit 242 (Harrisburg West Shore). Drive North on Interstate 83. Cross the Susquehanna River (long bridge). At the end of the bridge, exit right onto Second Street (Exit 43). Proceed North on Second Street to Market Street. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.

 

Directions from the Harrisburg International Airport


 

Pennsylvania Turnpike

When leaving the airport, follow signs toward Harrisburg. The airport connector road will lead you onto Interstate 283. Drive North on Interstate 283 to the junction with Interstate 83. Exit left onto Interstate 83 following signs to Harrisburg. Exit right off Interstate 83 onto Second Street (Exit 43). Proceed North on Second Street to Market Street. Turn right onto Market Street. Turn left onto 5th Street. Vital Records is located on the first floor of Forum Place at the corner of 5th Street and Walnut Street.