There are no restrictions on who may request certified death certificates 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. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the "Treasurer, State of Ohio." Cash is not accepted, except if the request is made in person. Fees are not refundable.
If requesting the certificate from the Vital Statistics office in the county in which the death occurred, application fees may vary. Contact the county for information on their fees. For a list of Local and Deputy Registrar’s of Ohio Vital Statistics offices, click here.
- Name of deceased
- Date of birth
- Date of death
- Place of birth
- Place of death
- Mother's maiden name
- Father's name
- Your name
- Your phone number
- Your mailing address
Submitting Your Request
Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Ohio Department of Health, Revenue Room
246 North High Street, 1st Floor
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
You may also send your request to the county in which the death occurred. For a list of Local and Deputy Registrar’s of Ohio Vital Statistics offices, click here.
You may apply in person at the Ohio Department of Health Office of Vital Statistics, located at:
225 Neilston Street
Columbus, OH 43215
The office is open from 8:00 am until 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday, and closed holidays. Any walk-in after 4:30 pm is not guaranteed same-day service; an order can be dropped off and scheduled for pick up or staff will mail it out the next day.