You will find below the contact information for some of the organizations and State offices you may need to contact after the death of a loved one. Simply click on the kind of service for which you would like more information.
Certified Death Certificates are issued in the state where the person died. The following list contains the address and phone number of the Vital Records offices in the tri-state region. There is a fee for each death certificate which varies from state to state.
Delaware -- Bureau of Vital Statistics 258 Chapman Road, Ste. 104 Newark, DE 19702 (302)-283-7130
Maryland - Division of Vital Records Department of Health & Mental Hygiene 6550 Reistertown Avenue P.O. Box 68760 Baltimore, MD 21215-0020 (410) 764-3038
New Jersey -- New Jersey State Department of Health & Senior Services State Registrar Search Unit P.O. Box 370 Trenton, NJ 08625-0370 (609) 282-4087
Pennsylvania - Pennsylvania Department of Health Division of Vital Records 101 South Mercer Street P.O. Box 1528 New Castle, PA 16101 1-877-PA-HEALTH
The Register of Wills should be notified of a death regardless of whether the deceased had a will or not. A certified death certificate should be filed with them also. If an estate needs to be opened, the Register of Wills works with the Executor/Executrix to determine what needs to be done.
Delaware Register of Wills: Mailing Address: Register of Wills New Castle County Government Center 87 Read's Way New Castle, DE 19720 www.nccde.org/wills
Physical Address: Register of Wills Lewis K. Redding City/County Building 800 French Street, 2nd Floor Wilmington, DE 19801 (302) 395-7800
Chester County Register of Wills 2 North High Street West Chester, PA 19380 (610) 344-6335
Cecil County Register of Wills Room 307 Cecil County Courthouse Elkton, MD 21921 (410) 996-5330