Health Department Lorain Ohio
The Lorain County General Health District (LCGHD) can issue birth certificates for anyone born in the state of Ohio from 1908 to the present. Certified birth certificates are $25 each.
Certified copies of death certificates are available for $25 for those that passed away in Lorain County. We do not have state-wide issuance.
You may receive the birth or death certificate in person, lobby hours are 8 am – 4:15 pm and no appointment is necessary. You may also request the certificate by mail. Please mail the application along with a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment to the LCGHD. We are not responsible for lost or returned mail. For your convenience, you can also process online requests through an independent company, VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalCheck can be reached through their website. An additional fee for this service is charged by VitalCheck, and all major credit cards are accepted including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® and Visa®.
The vital statistics staff accommodates requests for information by:
Mail application to:
Call the Lorain County General Health District:
In person at:
Due to identity theft concerns, we have removed the genealogy search feature. We are currently evaluating the concerns and will provide information after we examine the issues in full.