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.
Where can I find Death Records in Ohio?
- As mentioned above, Ohio Certified Death Records are not available to the general public and only specific people can access them. To find out more about how you can obtain the death records in Ohio, call the Office of Vital Statistics of Ohio Department of Health at (614) 466-2531.
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.
How long does it take to get a death certificate in the state of Ohio?
You should receive your record in 5 to 10 business days. There are no express order options, and your order cannot be canceled once it’s submitted.
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.
How much do death certificates 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.
How do I obtain 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. Locate a county vital records office.
How do I find out if someone died in Ohio?
Certified copies of death certificates can be obtained from the local Ohio county health department where the death occurred. To Apostille certified copies, contact the Ohio Secretary of State’s Office. We can verify death certificate copies (stamp) for non-legal purposes (ex. DAR applications).
Does a death certificate show cause of death?
A death certificate is an official document issued by the government, which declares cause of death, location of death, time of death and some other personal information about the deceased. Public health officials use death certificates to compile data on various statistics, including leading causes of death.