Philadelphia Public Office   

   

 

Division of Vital Records

110 North 8 th Street; Suite 108

Philadelphia, PA 19107-2412

(215) 560-3054

 

   

 

  • Office hours 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Monday through Friday, excluding State holidays.
  • For walk-in services, please allow three days processing time for standard requests.  Three day processing time is not available for genealogical requests or for certificate of birth resulting in stillbirth requests.
  • The Philadelphia office only maintains death certificates for the city of Philadelphia 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 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.  

 

Directions from the North


Follow 1-95 South

Merge onto I-676W

Take 8 th Street exit

Turn left onto N 8 th Street

Vital records is located in Suite 108 at 110 North 8 th Street


Directions from the South


Follow 1-95 North

Merge onto I-676W/30W

Take 8 th Street exit

Turn left onto N 8 th Street

Vital records is located in Suite 108 at 110 North 8 th Street


Directions from the East


Follow I-76 West

Take exit 2 for I-676N toward Camden

Slight left onto I-676W (partial toll)

Take exit toward N 8 th Street

Keep left at fork to continue toward North 8 Street

Turn left at N 8 th Street

Vital records is located in Suite 108 at 110 North 8 th Street


Directions from the West


Follow PA Turnpike I-76E (toll road)

Turn slight left at I-676E

Take 8 th Street exit

Turn right onto N 8 th Street

Vital records is located in Suite 108 at 110 North 8 th Street