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How to Order a Delaware Birth Certificate

Birth certificates for the state of Delaware are handled by the Office of Vital Statistics.  Their records begin in the year 1935.  Delaware birth records and birth certificate search

Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative.  You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport. 

Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable.  Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor.  If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting.  Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.

Please download the Delaware birth certificate application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:

Office of Vital StatisticsDelaware birth certificates
Division of Public Health
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901

The fees are as follows:


Please do not send cash.  Personal check or certified funds only.

Please call (302) 744-5000 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.

You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to:

New Castle County:
Limestone Building
2055 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808
(302) 995-8586
Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Monday through Friday except Holidays

Kent County:
Jesse S. Cooper Building
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
(302) 744-4549
Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Monday through Friday except Holidays

Sussex County:
Georgetown State Service Center
546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
(302) 856-5495
Office Hours 8:00 AM - 4:15 PM Monday through Friday except Holidays

If you have any questions, please call (302) 744-5000.  
Cost of copy: $10.00