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  • Order certified copies of Pennsylvania vital records (with government seal) for your immediate family from Pennsylvania Vital Records.
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Pennsylvania Vital Records Agency Information

PENNSYLVANIA VITAL RECORDS
The Pennsylvania Department of Health, Division of Vital Records maintains records of births and deaths that occurred in Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present. The Division of Vital Records issues only certified copies of birth and death records.

The Pennsylvania Division of Vital Records office does not issue copies of Pennsylvania marriage and divorce records. Copies of these vital records may be obtained by contacting the courthouse in the county where the marriage license was issued or divorce decree was granted.

Copies of Pennsylvania vital records may be obtained through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.





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Available Pennsylvania (PA) Vital Record Types

Birth
A certified copy of a birth certificate with a raised seal that can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, Social Security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification, employment and other legal purposes. Certified copies of birth certificates are available for events that occurred within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present.

First Copy: $10.00    Additional Copies: $10.00


Death
A certified copy of a death certificate with a raised seal that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, Social Security benefits, estate settlement, insurance claims and for other legal purposes. Certified copies of death certificates are available for events that occurred within the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania from 1906 to the present.

First Copy: $9.00    Additional Copies: $9.00


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VitalChek is an official service, authorized by Pennsylvania Vital Records, to securely order certified Pennsylvania (PA) vital records, like birth and death certificates. Other online services may not be authorized by Pennsylvania Vital Records, and may charge additional fees without providing approved services or guaranteeing confidentiality of your data.

As a government-approved organization for 25 years, VitalChek safely delivers millions of vital records every year and is America’s #1 resource for ordering certified vital records across the nation. VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents, such as Pennsylvania vital records, simple, fast and secure:

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Online ordering and credit card payment services are provided by VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an official, government-authorized express certificate service for remote ordering of certified vital records (such as birth, death, and marriage certificates), and incorporates added security to ensure your information and documents are treated safely.
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