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Certified copies of birth certificates are made available for persons born in Delaware through the State of Delaware, Delaware Health and Social Services Division of Public Health.

Who may request a certified copy of a Delaware birth certificate:

Birth certificates may be requested by:

  • The registrant listed on the birth certificate
  • Current spouse of registrant
  • Parent of registrant
  • Legal guardian of registrant
  • Child of registrant
  • Authorized agent, attorney or legal representative of any of the above
  • Approved genealogical researchers

Proof is required in order to request a birth certificate and unlawfully obtaining a Delaware birth certificate is a felony punishable by law.

How to obtain a certified copy of a Delaware birth certificate:

In order to obtain a copy, a written request is required. Download the application here:

http://www.dhss.delaware.gov/dhss/dph/ss/files/birth.pdf

In Person:

There are three offices in Delaware where you can apply in person. Be sure to bring your completed application (or fill one out there), photo ID, fees and appropriate documentation to prove your eligibility to request the birth certificate.

Limestone Building

2055 Limestone Road

Wilmington, DE 19808

Office Hours: 8:00AM to 4:15 PM Monday through Friday (closed on holidays)

Jesse S. Cooper Building

417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

Office Hours: 8:00AM to 4:15PM Monday through Friday (closed on holidays)

Georgetown State Service Center

546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947

Office Hours: 8:00AM to 4:15 PM Monday through Friday (closed on holidays)

By Mail:

Download the application from the link provided above, fill it out and provide a copy of your valid photo ID along with copies of any documentation proving your relationship to the registrant, and appropriate fees and mail to:

Delaware Health and Social Services
Division of Public Health
Office of Vital Statistics
Jesse S. Cooper Bldg
417 Federal St.
Dover, Delaware 19901

By Telephone

Call the Office of Vital Statistics to request a birth certificate by telephone. 1-877-888-0248

Online

You can use the online web service www.vitalchek.com to order a Delaware birth certificate over the internet. This service works directly with the State of Delaware to obtain a certified copy of the birth certificate. Using this service will add additional service fees and shipping fees and doesnít necessarily speed up the process. You will still need to prove your identity and establish your relationship to the registrant.

Fees

Each certified copy of a Delaware birth certificate costs $10. Fees are non-refundable and even if the record is not found the initial fee is kept as a search fee. Make your check or money order payable to: Office of Vital Statistics

Heirloom Birth Certificates

You can order an attractive Heirloom Birth Certificate provided you are authorized to order a Delaware birth certificate. These lovely certificates are a collaborative effort between the Division of Public Health and the Childrenís Trust Fund. 50% of the proceeds go to the Childrenís Trust Fund to prevent child abuse while the Division of Public Health retains the remainder to offset the costs associated with the production of these heirlooms.

Interested on obtaining your Delaware birth certificate? Here is a list of Delaware counties, offering information on who to contact, so that you can apply for your own birth certificate today:

Delaware:

Kent County ~ http://www.co.kent.de.us/
Dover, DE
302 - 736 - 2155

New Castle County Clerk ~ http://www.nccde.org/defaulthome/home/webpage1.asp
Wilmington, DE
302 - 571 - 7590

Sussex County Clerk ~ http://www.sussexcountyde.gov/departments/index.cfm
Georgetown, DE
302 - 855 - 7834

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