Where to Obtain a Pennsylvania Birth Certificate

Cost of copy: $20.00
Organization: Division of Vital Records; ATTN: Birth Unit
Address: 101 South Mercer Street; Central Building, Room 401; P.O. Box 1528, New Castle, PA 16103
Remarks: State office has records since January 1906. All requests must be submitted on an application form, which requires the signature of individual requesting the certificate and a legible copy of his/her valid government issued photo ID that verifies name and mailing address of the individual requesting the certificate. Application forms, eligibility requirements, fees, and additional information, including how to apply online with a credit card for an additional fee are available via the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Vital Records website. The telephone number is (724) 656-3100. Personal check or money order should be made payable to Vital Records. Pennsylvania birth certificates prior to 1906 can be accessed through the courthouse in the county where the person was born. A list of court houses is available via the Pennsylvania Department of Health, Vital Records website.