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219 E. Market St.  |  Lima, OH  |  45801  |  419-228-4457

Birth & Death Records

 
 

Services

Our office provides certified copies of birth and death certificates, legitimization of children, genealogy research, and birth verifications. Effective July 1, 2003 Ohio Law prohibits the issuance of uncertified copies.  Records are available for the State of Ohio only, December 1908 through the present.

Cost

Certified copies of birth and death certificates are $27.00 each. No personal checks are accepted.  Fees must be paid when ordering.  Please note:  Effective July 1, 2003 Ohio Law prohibits the issuance of uncertified copies. Birth Registration Cards are no longer being issued by order of the Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics Division.

Fees must be paid when the order is placed.  Certified copies of birth and death certificates are $27.00 each.  We do not accept personal checks.  You may pay by cash, money order, or cashier’s check.  We do not take phone orders at this time.

How to get a certified copy

To get a copy of a birth or death certificate, we must have a written request. You can do this by mail,  in person, or on-line at VitalChek .  At this time we do not offer requests by phone.  You may order on-line utilizing the VitalChek website.  An additional usage fee will be charged.

By mail

You may print out a form and mail it to the Allen County Health Department.  The information we need and our address are on the form you can print below.

                View & Print Form for birth or death certificate request

You can also request a copy of a birth or death certificate by writing to us and include the following information:

Birth – full given name, date of birth, place of birth and parents names (mother’s maiden name)

Death – name of deceased, date of death, city of death.

Fees must be enclosed when the request is sent by mail.   Certified copies of birth and death certificates are $27.00 each.  We do not accept personal checks.  You may pay by cash, money order or cashier’s check. We process mail orders the same day they are received.  We cannot accept debit/credit card orders by mail.  Please contact  VitalChek  at VitalChek.com or call 1-800-255-2414 to order a birth or death certificate with a credit card.

In Person

You may come to the Allen County Health Department to complete a written request for a birth or death certificate.  Please allow enough time for processing documents, usually 10-15 minutes.

Fees must be paid when the order is placed. Certified copies of birth and death certificates are $27.00 each.  We do not accept personal checks.  You may pay by cash, money order, or cashier’s check. 

By Internet

Go to the VitalChek website and follow the instructions on their site.  An additional usage fee will apply.

At this time we do not offer requests by phone.

Questions? - Please call the Health Department at 419-228-4457 and ask to speak to someone in Vital Statistics.

 

 
 


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