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Birth Certificates

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

Get a birth certificate - 3 ways to choose.

In person at Lorain County Public Health

  • Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.
  • LCPH accepts cash, money order, Discover, MasterCard, and Visa.

Through the U.S. mail

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

Through VitalChek - online or over the phone 1-888-290-0228

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