Kent County Birth Records

Search for Kent County DE birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Kent County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Kent County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. A Delaware birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a DE driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Kent County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Dover City Clerk Dover DE 15 Loockerman Plaza 19901 302-736-7005

Kent County Clerk Dover DE 555 South Bay Road 19901 302-744-2346


Kent County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Kent County Delaware, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Kent County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Delaware, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Bayhealth Medical Center Dover DE 640 South State Street 19901 302-674-4700

Bayhealth Medical Center - Kent General Hospital Dover DE 640 South State Street 19901 302-674-4700


Kent County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Kent County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Kent County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Kent County Delaware. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Kent County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

Camden Town Hall Camden DE 2 South Main Street 19934 302-697-2299

Dover City Hall Dover DE 15 Loockerman Plaza 19901 302-736-7030

Felton Town Hall Felton DE 24 East Sewell Street 19943 302-284-9365

Magnolia Town Hall Magnolia DE E WALNUT St 19962 302-335-5891

Milford City Hall Milford DE S WALNUT St 19963

Smyrna Town Hall Smyrna DE 27 South Market Street 19977 302-653-9231

Wyoming Town Hall Wyoming DE 1 North Railroad Avenue 19934 302-697-2966


The Kent County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Delaware, Kent County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Kent County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Kent County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for a Delaware State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Kent County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Delaware Health Department Dover DE 417 Federal Street 19901 302-741-2980

Milford Health Department Milford DE # 13, 11 N Church Ave 19963 302-422-1338

Smyrna Health Department Smyrna DE 30 Sunnyside Road 19977 302-653-2870


Kent County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Kent County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Kent County Delaware. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Dover Police Records Archive Dover DE 400 South Queen Street 19904 302-736-7105

Dover Public Archive Dover DE 121 Duke of York Street 19901 302-744-5000

Dover Public Archive Dover DE 121 Martin Luther King Junior Boulevard North 19901 302-744-5000