The Anne Arundel County Department of Health will increase its fee for certified copies of birth certificates from $20 to $30, effective June 1, 2011. The change is due to a State of Maryland fee increase for birth certificates. This is the first increase since June 2003, when County fees for a birth certificate were raised from $10 to $20 as a result of State legislation.
In 2010, the Department of Health’s Vital Records Office issued more than 8,500 certified copies of birth certificates. Copies of certificates for anyone born in Maryland after 1942 can be obtained by
visiting the Vital Records Office in the Health Services Building, 3 Harry S. Truman Parkway in Annapolis. The office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., except holidays and State service reduction days.
People requesting certificates must fill out an application and present a current valid photo identification card. The average application processing time is 15 minutes. The Vital Records Office accepts cash or checks made payable to the Controller, Anne Arundel County. The $30 fee is nonrefundable for each copy provided.