Morrow County Health Department


  IMPORTANT NOTICE
  Effective Thursday, March 6, 2014, ALL Vital Records services 
will be provided at Entrance "B" of the Morrow County Health Department.

Obtaining Birth or Death Records

The Morrow County Health Department maintains birth records occurring in Ohio beginning in 1908 and death records occurring in Morrow County beginning in 1908 to present. If the death occurred outside of Morrow County, the record may be obtained from the Ohio Department of Health - Vital Statistics Office or from the county in which the event occurred. 

All Vital Statistics offices in Ohio are now able to issue certified birth certificates for anyone born in the State of Ohio.

Click here to review the statewide directory.  


Certified copies of birth and death records may be obtained in the following manner:

Mail-In Service:

Please allow processing time of at least three weeks. Complete the APPLICATION for a Vital Record. Mail application form with a self-addressed stamped envelope and payment by check or money order made payable to Morrow County Health Department:

Morrow County Health Department – VS

619 W Marion Road; B-143

Mt Gilead, OH 43338

 

Walk-in: Service: 

Come to the Community Services Building (619 West Marion Road - Entrance B) to apply for a birth or death certificate. Complete the application form and pay the fee. We accept cash or checks only (no credit or debit cards). In most cases, orders are processed with a short wait.


Office hours are 7:15 AM to 5:00 PM Monday through Thursday (All MCHD Offices are closed on Fridays).

 

Online Service:

You can pay on-line with a credit card at VitalChek.comFor your convenience, your online request is processed through an independent company that Morrow County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.


Current fees:

Certified Birth Certificate: $26.00

Certified Death Certificate: $26.00

Burial Permit: $3.00


Due to changes in State law, we can no longer provide 
uncertified copies of birth or death records.

 

The Morrow County Health Department will not be liable for replacing certificates lost in the regular U.S. mail. If you want a more secure mailing method, you can chose to have your certificate sent by Certified Mail. This will be an additional cost. You will need to add $6.00 to your certificate request fee.

 

Please contact Morrow County's Registrar Karrie Hursey at 

419 947-1545 x: 301 or karrie.hursey@odh.ohio.gov 

for additional information on obtaining a birth or death certificate.

 

HOME BIRTH Information:

Ohio Revised Code

Acceptable Documentation

Proof of Pregnancy/Proof of Live Birth

Mother's Worksheet

Facility's Worksheet (needs to be completed for home births)

Delayed Registration Affidavit

                (Complete Affidavit and Notarize if birth is greater than 10 days)

 

OTHER IMPORTANT LINKS:

United States Passport Agency

Social Security

Morrow County Common Pleas Court - Probate Division (419-947-5575)

Ohio Historical Society

Ohio Department of Health - Vital Statistics Office

Ohio Genealogical Society

Morrow County Chapter of the Ohio Genealogical Society


Obtaining Archived Records

Pursuant to Ohio Administrative Code, Section 3701-5-11, death records older than fifty years and birth records older than one hundred and twenty-five years may be removed from the Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics (ODH/VS), and sent to the Ohio Historical Society for archival. 

 

ODH/VS will not certify copies of records that have been removed from the vital records vault and sent to the archives at the Ohio Historical Society. Plain paper copies may be purchased from the Ohio Historical Society. Customers may obtain certified copies by contacting the local health district in which the vital event took place (local health districts are not subject to the same retention schedule as 

ODH/VS). For more information about archived records, including how to request a copy, please contact: 

The Ohio Historical Society 

Phone: 1(800)686-6124 

Website: www.ohiohistory.org 

 

The Ohio Historical Society houses Ohio death records from December 20, 1908 through December 31, 1953. A limited internet index of death certificates is available at www.ohiohistory.org/dindex/ 

 

Birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908, were filed through the county probate courts. There is no statewide index to birth and death records from 1867 through December 19, 1908. The Ohio Historical Society maintains a list of county probate court vital records held in their archives; if the Ohio Historical Society does not hold a county’s vital records, please contact the county’s probate court directly.