Erie Public Office  

 

 

Division of Vital Records

1910 West 26th Street

Erie, PA 16508-1148

(814) 871-4261

 

 

  

  • Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays. 
  • For walk-in services, please allow 3 hours processing time for standard requests.  Persons requesting same day processing should be at the office no later than 1:30 p.m. 
  • The Erie Office only maintains death certificates for the county of Erie from 2004 to the present.  Requests for other death certificates will be forwarded to the central office in New Castle, Pennsylvania 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.    

  • Same day processing is not available for genealogical requests or for certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth requests.     

 

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

 

Directions From the South


Interstate 79

Follow I-79 North to Exit 182. Bear right at Exit 182 merging with 26th Street heading East. The office is located a short distance from the exit on the left side in a building shared with Carter Orthopedics.


Directions from the East


Interstate 90

Follow I-90 to I-79 to Exit 182. Bear right at Exit 182 merging with 26th Street, heading East. The office is located a short distance from the exit on the left side in a building shared with Carter Orthopedics.


Bayfront Parkway

Follow Bayfront Parkway to I-79 South to the West 26th Street Exit.  Merge into the far left lane and follow the sign that directs you to East 20 (26 th Street ). Secure the center lane and travel approximately one-fourth mile on 26 th Street . The office is located on the left side in a building shared with Carter Orthopedics.

From Local Area

Proceed on West 26th Street through the first traffic light after Greengarden Blvd. The office is located on the right side in a building shared with Carter Orthopedics.


Directions from the West


Interstate 90

Follow I-90 to I-79 North to Exit 182. Bear right at Exit 182 merging with 26th Street, heading East. The office is located a short distance from the exit on the left side in a building shared with Carter Orthopedics.


From Local Area

Proceed on West 26th Street past the I-79 interchange. The office is located a short distance from the interchange on the left side in a building shared with Carter Orthopedics.