As of May 4th, the Harford County Health Department at 120 S. Hays Street, Bel Air, MD 21014 has resumed making appointments for birth and death certificates on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 8:00 AM to 3:30PM.

Those who need a birth or death certificate will now have the ability to make an appointment on-line by logging into The link will be posted on the homepage of the health department’s website,, as well as the birth and death certificate webpage. The health department recommends downloading the application for a birth or death certificate from the website and filling it out prior to the appointment.

The cost of birth certificates remains $25. The fee for the first copy of a death certificate is $16. All additional copies of death certificates within the same transaction are $20 each. Cash and credit cards accepted.

The goal is to keep visitors and staff safe and minimize the spread of COVID-19 during the transition back to opening to the public; therefore, safety guidelines will be in place. Guests must come to the appointment alone, they must arrive to their appointment on time, and remain in their vehicle until contacted by health department staff. Guests will also receive a health screening upon entry to the building and they must wear a mask at all times while in the building.

For more information or guidance for making an online appointment, please call 410-838-1500 and select
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