The Caroline County Health Department’s Vital Records office will not be issuing Birth and Death Certificates on Friday, July 5, and Monday, July 8. Normal hours will resume Tuesday, July 9, at 8:30 AM. Thank you!


The Caroline County Health Department (CCHD)’s mission is to protect and improve the health of the people of Caroline County. 

The Caroline Health Department is the local division of the Maryland Department of Health. By State law, CCHD is also charged with the enforcement of certain federal, State, and local laws and regulations. Additionally, the Health Department provides a wide variety of public health services, including infectious disease monitoring and response, behavioral health treatment, chronic disease prevention, and services to those with disabilities and the elderly. 

Each Caroline County Health Department team member is dedicated to making our community a healthier place to live.

Procurement and Bids

As a local presence of the State Department of Health, the Caroline County Health Department operates under the State of Maryland’s procurement laws and regulations. All purchases that require bids are placed on the State’s procurement site, known as eMarylandMarketplaceAdvantage or eMMA.

The eMMA platform is used to connect the vendor community with contracting opportunities from state, county, and local government entities. Registered vendors will receive notices of bid opportunities, can submit bid responses online, and may obtain bid results online.

Qualified vendors may also complete the self-certification process for the Small Business Reserve (SBR) Program and Veteran-owned Small Business Enterprise (VSBE) Program.

eMMA facilitates an open, transparent, and efficient procurement process.
Please visit the eMMA site directly to search for any current procurement opportunities from the Caroline County Health Department.

Birth & Death Certificates

The Health Department can provide certified copies of birth certificates for persons born after 1939 and death certificates for people who died after January 1, 2015 to eligible individuals. Certificates are also available online and by mail. Visit our Birth & Death Certificates page for complete information.

Local Data & Plans

The Health Department reviews data from a wide variety of sources to drive decision making and create plans to improve the health of Caroline County residents, make health care more accessible, and improve health literacy.

Events Calendar

Our programs and services participate in a wide variety of community events and meetings. We’d love to connect with you in person, so check out the calendar and come see us! 

Notary Service

The Health Department employs staff who are commissioned as a Notary Public in the State of Maryland. We offer Notary services at no cost as a courtesy to the people of Caroline County. 

Notary services are subject to the availability of staff. Please call (410) 479-8030 ahead of time to confirm. Notary services are also available through the Caroline County Tax Office and Caroline County Department of Planning and Codes

Required Documentation:

  • A government issued ID card, containing the picture of the person who will be signing the document must be presented at the time of notarization.
  • The document submitted for notarization must be in English or have a certified translation attached.
  • If the document involves the swearing of an oath, the person submitting the document must be at least 18 years old.
Conference Rooms

The Health and Public Services Building (HAPS) has meeting rooms that may be available for use by governmental, non-profit, and community organizations, subject to availability. These rooms may not be used for private or fundraising events. 

Health Department staff is not available to help with setup or breakdown of the rooms. Rules apply to use, including meeting cleanliness standards and returning the rooms to their original condition after use. After hours use is not available for non-Health Department or County government purposes.

Please call Health Department Administration at (410) 479-8030 to request use.   

Available Rooms:

  • First Floor: One large meeting area (Seats 80), which can be partitioned into two smaller meeting spaces consisting of one large meeting room (Rooms 110 & 111) and one small meeting room (Room 112). You may reserve just Rooms 110/111 or 112, or all three spaces.
  • ​Second Floor: One small conference room that seats approximately 15 around an oval table (Room 206). 
Privacy / HIPAA Information

The Caroline County Health Department is committed to protecting the health information of our residents and clients. As a unit of the Maryland Department of Health (MDH), we comply with all MDH policies related to patient privacy and the Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act of 1996 (HIPAA), the Health Information Technology for Economic and Clinical Health Act of 2009 (HITECH), and the Omnibus Final Rule of 2013 (collectively, “HIPAA”).

Accessibility & Non-Discrimination

The Caroline County Health Department is a welcoming place for all. We apply with all applicable Federal and State laws, regulations, and policies prohibiting discrimination in the delivery of our services and ensuring the accessibility of our services.