Birth and Death Certificates
Effective October 16, 2009, Birth and Death Certificates are $23.00 each.
Death and Birth Certificates are considered public documents and are available to the public according to a specific fee schedule. They are also available by contacting the Ohio Department of Health, Bureau Of Vital Statistics at (614) 466-2531. Records date back to December 1908.
Copies may be purchased as either "Certified" or "Informational," which will depend upon your need, or use of the certificate. Certified copies have a raised seal and are required as positive proof of death or birth.
When a copy of a Death or Birth Certificate is needed you may visit our offices, or forward your request via the U.S. Postal Service, United Parcel Service, etc..
When requesting by mail, please print or type legibly and include: