Pennsylvania Department of Health
Certificates and Records
Offers Birth Certificate Application.
625 Forster Street
Health and Welfare Building
Harrisburg, PA 17120
Eligibility: Those experiencing homelessness
Phone/FAX Numbers
  • (717) 772-2762
Fee Amounts: Call for information
Intake Procedure:
  • Order in person at a Pennsylvania Vital Records branch office in Erie, Harrisburg, New Castle, Philadelphia or Scranton. Delivery ranges from same day to five days based on teh public office processing time.
    • Order by mail: Send application to:
      Department of Health
      Division of Vital Records
      PO Box 1528
      New Castle, PA 16103

      The application processing time is expected to take approximately three (3) weeks.

    • Application Information: (NOTE: Do a test "save" of the application before you complete it. "Printing to file" seems to work better than just trying to do a "save as".)
      Click here for application PDF
      OR cut and paste web site in your browser:
  • Intake Requirements:
  • Fill out application.
    • An advocate (shelter staff, social worker and/or attorney) must also fill out their portion to on the application, include photocopy ID and a letter on agency letterhead.
  • Geographical Area: Pennsylvania
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