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Maryland Vital Records Background Checks
Birth, death, marriage and divorce records are available through the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene, Vital Statistics Administration (VSA). Only certified copies of vital records are available here for Maryland background checks and the fee per record is $12. The fee is subject to change and applies to the search service whether or not the vital record is found.
The individual named on the original document, as long as he or she is of legal age, plus his or her parent, legal guardian or spouse can request a copy of a vital record. A legal representative of one of these persons may also submit a vital records request that may be used for Maryland criminal background checks. Any vital request record applicant who is not the subject named on the original document must have valid, non-expired, government issued, photo ID plus a signed letter of permission from the subject to allow the VSA to conduct the search.