​Ordering a Birth Certificate

You may order a birth certificate online (24 hours/day, 7 days/week) from Pennsylvania's only authorized vendor VitalChek

Download an Application for a Birth Certificate HERE


PHONE:  (866) 712-8238

IN-PERSON: Visit the PA Department of Health Public Office page to schedule an appointment


Division of Vital Records
Birth Certificate Processing Unit
PO Box 1528
New Castle, PA 16103


For more information visit PA Department of Health


LIHEAP Season Now Open

The 2020-2021 Low-Income Home Energy Assistance Program is now open! 

The season is scheduled to close on April 9, 2021. 

 The Low Income Home Energy Assistance Program (LIHEAP) helps families living on low incomes pay their heating bills in the form of a cash grant. Households in immediate danger of being without heat can also qualify for crisis grants. The cash grant is a one-time payment sent directly to the utility company/fuel provider to be credited on your bill. These grants range from $200 to $1,000 based on household size, income, and fuel type. This is a grant and does not have to be repaid. Applicants can apply online or on paper. Get more info.


There are two ways to apply for LIHEAP:

  • Online: Apply for benefits online using COMPASS, the online tool for Pennsylvanians to apply for health and human service programs and manage benefit information.
  • On paper: You can download a paper application, print it, fill it out, and return it to your local county assistance office. 


After your application is reviewed, you will receive written notice explaining your eligibility and the amount of assistance you will receive. Please allow 30 days for a response.