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Certified Copy of 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.

Visiting one of the public offices

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 facximile

Sending your request via facsimile machine using a valid credit card.

Mailing your request

Include required fees, and necessary information pertaining to the birth to:

Division of Vital Records 
P.O. Box 158 
New Castle, PA 16101

All of these options are further explained including processing times, by visiting the Pennsylvania Department of Health.

If you were not born in the state of Pennsylvania you may visit VitalChek for more information on ordering a birth record from another state.