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County Department: Prothonotary
Question: How do I obtain a birth certificate?

To obtain a certified copy of your Pennsylvania birth record or the record or an immediate family member, you are welcome to visit the Department of Health’s web site at: Pennsylvania Department of Health.


Or you may choose one of the following options:
  • Visiting one of the public offices located in:
    Scranton (570) 963-4595
    Division of Vital Records
    Scranton State Office Building, Room 112
    100 Lackawanna Ave
    Scranton, PA 18503-1928

    • Other locations:
      Erie - (814) 451-4595
      Harrisburg - (717) 346-1470 or (717) 346-1471
      New Castle -(412) 656-3100 or (412) 656-3126
      Pittsburgh - (412) 578-8026
      Philadelphia - (215) 686-5000

  • Sending your request via facsimile machine using a valid credit card.
  • Mailing your request, with the required fees, and necessary information pertaining to the birth to:
    • Division of Vital Records
      P.O. Box 158
      New Castle, PA 16101