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:
- Order online
- Request by mail
- 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.