Official Instructions & Application

Office of Vital Statistics
1-877-888-0248

Jesse S. Cooper Building
417 Federal Street
Dover, DE 19901
302-744-4549

Thurman Adams State Service Center (formerly the Georgetown State Service)
546 S. Bedford Street
Georgetown, DE 19947
302-856-5495

University Office Plaza – Chopin Building
258 Chapman Road
Newark, DE 19702
302-283-7130

*Adoptees age 21 and older may apply and receive their original birth certificates if birth parent has not filed an affidavit prohibiting the release. Reasonable attempts to obtain permission from birth parents may be made by Office of Vital Statistics otherwise the original birth certificate will be released after 65 days.