Kent County Birth Records

Search for Kent County MD 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 Maryland birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for a MD 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.

Kent County Clerk Chestertown MD 103 North Cross Street 21620 410-778-7460


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 Maryland. 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.

Betterton Town Hall Betterton MD 3 3rd Avenue 21610 410-348-5522

Chestertown Hall Chestertown MD 118 North Cross Street 21620 410-778-0500

Galena Town Hall Galena MD 101 North Main Street 21635 410-648-5151

Rock Hall Town Hall Rock Hall MD 5585 North Main Street 21661 410-639-7611


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 Maryland, 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 Maryland, 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.

Chester River Hospital Center: Nelson Antonio MD Chestertown MD 100 Brown Street 21620 410-778-3300

Kent & Queen Anne's Hospital Chestertown MD 100 Brown Street 21620 410-778-3300


The Kent County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Maryland, 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 Maryland 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.

Kent County Health Department Chestertown MD 125 South Lynchburg Street 21620 410-778-1350