The simplest way to get a certified copy of a birth or death record is to order online using a credit card. Our online order portal now accepts Visa, Mastercard, Discover, and American Express cards. Orders are processed in our office within five business days.
How much does a death certificate cost in Ohio?
The fee to search for a death certificate is $21.50, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. Each additional copy of the record ordered at the same time is also $21.50.
Are death certificates public record in Ohio?
Yes. Per the Ohio Revised Code, vital records registered within the state are available for public viewing and inspection. These include most marriage records, divorce records, as well as birth and death records.
Can I view death certificates online for free?
You can search most state archives online and easily access them from the comfort of your own home. These searches are also free. State archives often have death certificates that date to the founding of their state and beyond in some cases.
WHO issues death certificates in Ohio?
The Department of Health’s Bureau of Vital Statistics operates a statewide system for the registration of births, deaths, fetal deaths, and other vital events that happen within the State of Ohio.
How do I request a death certificate?
To order copies of a death certificate, contact the county or state vital records office in the place where the death occurred. They will tell you exactly what you need to do.
How long does it take to get an Ohio death certificate?
All mail-in orders typically take 4-6 weeks to process.
Can I view death certificates online for free in Ohio?
The Ohio Department of Health will search for the death of one individual for free. Searches for additional individuals are available for a fee. If you do not want to order the death record, there are other records with death information you can search.
Is death certificate public record?
A death certificate is a permanent public record of the disease or injury responsible for the death (the cause of death) and the explanation of how the cause arose (the manner of death).