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Maryland Free Death Records


Don't be tricked into paying for death records. Welcome to Find Free Death Records, Your # 1 Resource to Find Free Maryland Death Records. I list the best ways to get Maryland death records and obituaries for free or as little money as possible. This page is updated daily - if you have more up-to-date information or corrections, please don't hesitate to contact me.
Maryland Free Death Records Obituaries
How to Apply:
  • Many Maryland death records are available online, for free, from the Maryland Vital Records Indexing Project (see link below).
  • Available indexes include the twenty-three counties other than Baltimore City for 1898-1944, and for Baltimore City from 1875 to 1972.
  • If you need copies of the death certificates from the Vital Records Indexing Project, just click on the image and you will be taken to a page where you can order them.
  • If you need a more recent death certificate, download this Application for a Copy of Death Certificate from the Maryland Department of Health and Mental Hygiene.
  • Fill out the above application and mail it, along with any applicable fees and a copy of your government issued photo identification, to:
      Division of Vital Records
      P.O. Box 68760
      Baltimore, MD 21215-0036


  • Maryland is a "closed record state," meaning not anyone can obtain a certified death record. Only the following people can:
    • Surviving relative of the deceased
    • Authorized representative of a surviving relative of the deceased
    • Funeral director who was in charge of the final disposition of the body of the deceased
    • An individual who has a proven legal need
    • Court of law


  • Free (if death records are available online), $12.00 if ordered by mail


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