Erie County Health Department - Erie County Community Health Center

Phone : (419) 626-5623
  24 Hour Toll Free : (888) 399-6065

Birth & Death Records

The Erie County Health Department can issue certified copies of most birth certificates for those born in Ohio. The Erie County Health Department can only issue death certificates which have occurred in Erie County.

Records are available from 1908 through present.

Birth/Death Certificates are $25.00 per certified copy payable by cash, money order, credit card and certified bank check.

To obtain your certificate stop by the office (Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM) at 420 Superior Street in Sandusky, Ohio.  You can also charge by phone at (419) 626-5623 or mail in a request to us by clicking here.

Request for Birth Certificate must include the following information:

  • Birth Name
  • Date of Birth
  • Mothers Maiden Name
  • Fathers Name
  • Current Address
  • Current phone number

Request for Death Certificate must include the following information:

  • Name of deceased
  • Date of Death
  • Current Address
  • Current phone number

Certificates are $25.00 per copy and payable by money order to the Erie County Health Department.
Mail your request to the following address:

Erie County Health Department
ATTN:Vital Statistics
420 Superior Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

If you have any questions please feel free to contact us at  419-626-5623 ext. 122 or email us at Vital_Statistics@eriecohealthohio.org.

Genealogy

Uncertified Certificates are no longer available.  We no longer issue uncertified copies of vital records such as births, deaths, fetal deaths, or stillbirths.

Only certified copies of these documents will be available for issuance. The change is reflected in the repeal of Section 3705.23(D) of the Ohio Revised Code.

Birth and Death Certificates are $25.00 per certified copy payable by money order and list the following:

  • Either the birth name or name of deceased
  • Date of birth or date of death
  • Current mailing address
  • Current telephone number

Send in this request to:

Erie County Health Department
ATTN:Vital Statistics
420 Superior Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870

Genealogy Hints – Places to Look:

  • The Ohio History Connection (formerly the Ohio Historical Society) is an excellent resource for researching death records prior to 1963.
  • Vital Records (Birth, Death, Old Family Bibles)
  • Church Records (Birth, Baptisms, Marriages)
  • Court Records (Deeds, Wills, Mortgages, Probate, Divorce, Naturalization, Criminal Records, Passage or Ship Manifest Listing, Immigration Records)
  • Cemetery Records
  • Census Records
  • Hospital or Prison Records
  • Military Records
  • Newspapers (Legal Notices, Obituaries, Funeral Homes)
  • School Records (Elementary through College, Yearbooks with pictures)
  • Health Records (Hospital, Doctor, Nursing Home, Medical Records, Coroner Reports)
  • Inquest Testimony
  • Election Boards