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Fetal Death Certificates

The Division of Vital Records issues only certified copies of fetal death records with the raised seal.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION REGARDING RIGHT-TO-KNOW LAW: Fetal death certificates maintained by the Division of Vital Records are not public certificates and, therefore, cannot be released under the provisions of Pennsylvania's Right-to-Know-Law. To determine if you are eligible to apply for a certified copy, please review the following:


Who May Request a Fetal Death Certificate?   


Only certain people can request a fetal death certificate. You must be:


  • Immediate family member
  • Extended family member who indicates a direct relationship to the stillborn fetus   



There is a $9 fee for each certified copy. This fee may be waived for the dependent of an individual who served or is currently serving in the Armed Forces.


How to Get a Fetal Death Certificate


There are 3 ways to obtain a certified copy of a fetal death certificate. Be sure to complete all required information on the application form provided within each link:


  1. Order online
  2. Request by mail
  3. In person at a public office (see 6 locations below):

What if the Year of Death is Unknown?


An applicant may request a multi-year death search.

Contact Us


Division of Vital Records


P.O. Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103


(724) 656-3100


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