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Birth Certificates

Birth certificates are available for anyone born in Ohio between 1908 and now. Certified copies of birth certificates are $25 each. Uncertified copies are not available. We also provide death certificates.

Order a birth certificate 3 different ways.

In-person at Lorain County Public Health, 9880 Murray Ridge Rd., Elyria, OH 44035 

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • LCPH accepts cash, check, money order, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.2 staff members smiling waiting to greet customers

Online through VitalChek or call VitalChek at 1-888-290-0228

  • VitalChek charges an additional fee. All major credit cards are accepted. 

Through the U.S. mail

  • Fill out this form. (If you prefer Spanish, fill out this form instead.)
  • Mail completed form, check or money order, and self-addressed stamped envelope to:
         Vital Statistics
         Lorain County Public Health
         9880 Murray Ridge Rd.
         Elyria, OH  44035