Scranton Public Office

 

   

  Division of Vital Records

Room 112, Scranton State Office Building

100 Lackawanna Avenue

Scranton, PA 18503-1928

(570) 963-4595 

 

  • 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 11:30 a.m. 
  • The Scranton office only maintains death certificates for the county of Lackawanna from 2004 to the present.  Requests for other death certificates will be forwarded to the central office in New Castle for processing.
  • 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.
  • We suggest you review the list of Who May Request a Birth or Death Certificate to determine if you are eligible to apply for a certified copy.

 

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

 

Directions from the North


Interstate 81

Take I-81 South to exit 185. Follow the signs to Steamtown. The Scranton State Office Building is located at 100 Lackawanna Avenue, right next to Steamtown. Vital Records is located in Room 112 of the Scranton State Office Building.


Directions from the South


Interstate 81

Take I-81 North to exit 185. Follow the signs to Steamtown. The Scranton State Office Building is located at 100 Lackawanna Avenue, right next to Steamtown. Vital Records is located in Room 112 of the Scranton State Office Building.


Directions from the East


Interstate 80

Take I-80 West to I-81 North to exit 185. Follow the signs to Steamtown. The Scranton State Office Building is located at 100 Lackawanna Avenue, right next to Steamtown. Vital Records is located in Room 112 of the Scranton State Office Building.


Directions from the West


Interstate 80

Take I-80 East to I-81 North to exit 185. Follow the signs to Steamtown. The Scranton State Office Building is located at 100 Lackawanna Avenue, right next to Steamtown. Vital Records is located in Room 112 of the Scranton State Office Building.