Vital Statistics

The Ashtabula County Health Department can now issue Birth Abstracts  for anyone born in the State of Ohio from 1909 to present date. We have been granted Statewide Birth Issuance from the Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics Office as of December 2010. (see ODH Press Release). 

 

The Ashtabula County Health Department can issue Death Records from the Ashtabula County General Health District from 1909 to present date which includes all of Ashtabula County with the exception of Ashtabula City and Conneaut City.  Death Certificates are filed according to where the death occured.

 

Certified copies of birth and death certificates have a raised seal and are stamped by the Registrar of Vital Statistics.   

 

Birth Certificates:  A written request must contain the full name at birth, date of birth, place of birth, father's name, father's birth state, mother's maiden name, mother's birth state,  name, address and phone number of the person making the request, signature and a return mailing address and phone number.  Please send a check or money order for the amount necessary along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

 

Death Certificates:  A written request must contain the full name of the deceased, date of death, place of death, name, address and phone number of person making the request, a signature and a return mailing address and phone number.  Please send a check or money order for the amount necessary along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

 

 

Form to Request Copies from Ashtabula County Health Dept. 

Application Form for Birth/Death Certified Copies (printable form)

 

The fee for a certified copy of a birth or death certificate is $24.00. 

*See instructions below to request a certificed copy either "By Mail" or  "In Person."

The fee for a burial permit is $3.00.

 

 
Here are two other Local Health Departments in Ashtabula County which  issue certified copies of death certificates: 

 

        Ashtabula City Health Department
        4717 Main Avenue
        Ashtabula , Ohio    44004
        (440) 992 – 7123
 
 
        Conneaut City Health Department
        327 Mill Street 
        Conneaut , Ohio    44030 
        (440)   593 – 3087



By Mail
 :

Certified copies may be requested by first class standard mail.


The fee is $24.00 each.   (We do NOT accept credit cards and NO PERSONAL CHECKS for request by mail) Cash, Certified Bank Check OR Money Order only)   There will be a return check fee charged by the Treasurer's Office per ORC Section 321.48 for all returned checks.

Please mail requests to :     Ashtabula County Health Department
                                               12 West Jefferson Street
                                               Jefferson, Ohio   44047
                                               (440)  576 - 6010   option 3


For a quicker return please enclose a prepaid, self-addressed, U.S. Postal Priority Mail  Envelope and your birth/death certificates will be returned to you. 


 
In Person
 :

Certified copies are $24.00 each.   You may come to the office and purchase a copy of a birth or death certificate any weekday from
8:00 a.m.  to  4:00 p.m. (CLOSED ALL LEGAL HOLIDAYS)    (We do NOT accept credit cards) - We will accept  Cash, Local Checks or Money Orders ONLY.    There will be a return check fee charged by the Treasurer's Office per ORC Section 321.48 for all returned checks.


Geneology

 
Birth and death records are on file by place of occurrence.   The Ohio Department of Health houses records for: 

Birth
               
December 20, 1908 – present
Death             January 1, 1954 – present
Marriage Abstracts  January 1, 1954 – present
Divorce Abstracts    January 1, 1954 – present
 
 
Your request may be sent to:
 
         The Ohio Department of Health
         Vital Statistics
         PO Box 15098
         Columbus , Ohio    43215-0098
         (614) 466 - 2531
 
 
 
 
Historical Society
 
The Ohio Historical Society has death records from December  20, 1908 through 1944.   Your request may be sent to:
 
         Ohio Historical Society
         Research Services Department
         1 982 Velma Avenue
         Columbus , Ohio    43211-2497
         (614) 297 - 2510
 
 
Link to Ohio Historical Society Request Form


Probate Court

Birth and death records from 1867 to 1908 are filed at the Ashtabula County Probate Court, if recorded.   Your request may be sent to:
 
          Ashtabula County Probate Court
          25 West Jefferson Street
          Jefferson , Ohio    44047
          (440) 576 - 3453

 

Adoption

If you were adopted you will need to request your birth certificate from the Ohio Department of Health.    After an adoption, the original birth record and all other legal documents related to the adoption are sealed and are not accessible except under certain procedures specified by state law.

http://www.odh.ohio.gov/vitalstatistics/legalinfo/adoption.aspx 

 

Birth outside US, but child of US Parents

You may request a birth certificate from:
 
         U.S. Department of State
         Passport Services, Correspondence Branch
         1111    19th Street NW, Suite 510
         Washington , DC   20522-1705
         (202) 955 - 0307