Death certificates are available for people who died in Lorain County. We cannot issue death certificates for people who died in another Ohio county. Certified copies of death certificates cost $25 each. Uncertified copies are not available. We also provide birth certificates.
For the first five years after the date of death*, the social security number of the deceased will not be included on the death certificate unless the person requesting is
*Effective October 15, 2015.
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Through the U.S. mail
Lorain County Public Health
9880 Murray Ridge Rd.
Elyria, OH 44035
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