New Castle Public Office

  

 

  Division of Vital Records

Room 401 Central Building

101 South Mercer Street

New Castle, PA 16101

1-877-PA-HEALTH or (724) 656-3100


 

   

  • 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. 

  • 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 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 80

Follow I-80 to I-376 East following signs to New Castle. Exit at Mitchell Road. At light, turn right onto Route 18 South. Proceed for several miles and descend the steep hill. Counting that traffic light as the first, proceed to the eighth light watching for the blue and white directional sign (approximately 4/10 mile) and turn left onto Route 422 Business (East).


Proceed short distance watching for the blue and white directional sign and turn left onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


Interstate 79

Follow I-79 South to Exit 99 (New Castle/Butler).  Turn left onto Route 422 West.  Proceed for approximately eleven miles following Route 422 Business (West).  Descend hill and proceed through two traffic lights (approximately nine-tenths mile) watching for blue and white directional sign at the end of the bridge. Turn right onto Mercer Street. Public parking is available at the first parking lot at the corner of Mercer and South Avenue. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right.  Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.  


Directions from the South


Interstate 79

Follow I-79 North to the New Castle/Butler Exit (Exit 99).  Turn left onto Route 422 West.  Proceed for approximately eleven miles following Route 422 Business (West).  Descend hill and proceed through two traffic lights (approximately nine-tenths mile) watching for blue and white directional sign at the end of the bridge.  Turn right onto Mercer Street. Public parking is available at the first parking lot at the corner of Mercer and South Avenue. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right.  Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


 

I-376 (Formerly Route 60)

Follow I-376 West following signs to Butler/New Castle. Exit at Moravia Street. Turn right at stop sign onto Route 168. Turn left at stop sign. Proceed through four traffic lights, approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right at fifth light onto Route 422 Business (East) watching for blue and white directional sign. Turn left onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


Directions from the East


Pennsylvania Turnpike

Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 1A. Follow signs to I-376 West (toll road). Proceed on I-376 West following signs to Butler/New Castle. Exit at Moravia Street. Turn right at stop sign onto Route 168. Turn left at stop sign. Proceed through four traffic lights, approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right at fifth light onto Route 422 Business (East) watching for blue and white directional sign. Turn left onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


Interstate 80

Follow I-80 to I-376 East following signs to New Castle. Exit at Mitchell Road. At light, turn right onto Route 18 South. Proceed for several miles and descend the steep hill. Counting that traffic light as the first, proceed to the eighth light watching for the blue and white directional sign (approximately 4/10 mile) and turn left onto Route 422 Business (East). Proceed short distance watching for the blue and white directional sign and turn left onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


Route 422

Follow Route 422 Business (West) to the intersection of East Washington Street. Descend hill and proceed through two traffic lights (approximately nine-tenths mile) watching for blue and white directional sign. Turn right onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


Directions from the West


Pennsylvania Turnpike

Follow the Pennsylvania Turnpike to Exit 1A. Follow signs to I-376 West (toll road). Proceed on I-376 West following signs to Butler/New Castle. Exit at Moravia Street. Turn right at stop sign onto Route 168. Turn left at stop sign. Proceed through four traffic lights, approximately 1.2 miles. Turn right at fifth light onto Route 422 Business (East) watching for blue and white directional sign. Turn left onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


Route 422

Follow Route 422 Business (East) turning left onto the beltway. Proceed to the second traffic light and turn right onto Route 18 South. Turn left at the sixth light watching for blue and white directional sign. Turn left onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.


Route 224

Follow Route 224 East until you reach the beltway. Proceed to the second traffic light and turn right onto Route 18 South. Turn left at the sixth light onto Route 422 Business (East) watching for blue and white directional sign. Turn left onto Mercer Street. The Central Building, which is a red brick building with a burgundy and green striped canopy, will be on your right. Vital Records is located in Room 401 of the Central Building.