Delaware Public Records: How to Order Public Records in DE

Though Delaware public records are for the most part open to the public, the Vital Statistics Review Subcommittee reviews cases before releasing information. Delaware is one of the few states that offer heirloom birth certificates and they use the fund these provide for their Children’s Trust Fund that goes towards helping abused children and helping to stop children from being abused, funds kept for the office are what pay for the materials and what make it possible for them to keep helping this cause.

Due to problems in the past with public records Delaware is now very organized and attentive about their public records and also a strong believer in record preservation. Out of many reasons to pay close attention to public records one that stands out is that this information is extremely important in an emergency weather it is national or personal this information can be needed. Public records are not only needed for keeping life as close to normal as you can during a disaster but being able to pick up where you left off if anything unfortunate should happen.  Birth records are needed for insurance but also for passports, school entry and more.

Records may be requested:
Mail – To request birth certificates from after 1935 and/or death or marriage certificates after 1967 contact the office at:
Office of Vital Statistics
Jesse S. Cooper Building
417 Federal St.Dover, DE 19901 Going to the Office – Bring all of your information will you to answer any questions or requests to:
Georgetown State Service Center
2055 Limestone Road
Wilmington, DE 19808

Electronically –

Questions – To contact the Office of Vital Statistics the number is:
Jesse S. Cooper Building: (877)888-0248
DPH for Georgetown State Service Center: (302) 995-8632

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