Erie County Health Department offers certified birth certificate copies for all Ohio counties and certified death certificates for deaths occurring within Erie County.

Order same day certified birth and death certificate copies quickly and easily at our walk-in customer counter.

Visit our offices at the Erie County Health Department/ Erie County Community Health Center today or call (419) 626-5623 Ext. 5122 – no appointment necessary.


Erie County Health Department
Erie County Community Health Center
420 Superior Street
Sandusky, Ohio 44870
Phone: (419) 626-5623 Ext. 5122
Fax: (419) 626-8778


Monday through Friday from 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.


You can print and complete the Vitals Application for Certified Copies Vitals Application for Certified Copies before you arrive to save time.


ORC 3705.23(5): For the first five years after a decedent’s death, a decedent’s social security number shall not be included on a certified copy of the decedent’s death certificate unless that information is specifically requested by  the decedent’s spouse, or lineal descendant ; the decedent’s executor, attorney, or legal agent ; a representative of an investigative government agency; a private investigator; a funeral director (or agent responsible for disposition of the body) acting on behalf of the decedent’s family; a veteran’s service officer; or an accredited member of the media . 

Individuals requesting a death certificate with the social security number included must indicate on their application that they are requesting the SSN be included and submit proof of identification along with Acceptable Proof of Relationship documentation to the registrar or clerk.   The Proof of Relationship Verification Addendum can be used to request that the social security number appears on a death certificate.

Proper identification and proof of relationship is required of in person, online and mail/email order requests for a death record.