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Birth & Death Records

The Erie County Health Department (ECHD) can issue certified copies of most birth certificates for those born in Ohio. The ECHD 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, you can either come into the office Monday through Friday, from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM (excluding holidays) at 420 Superior Street, Sandusky, Ohio 44870, charge by phone, or send in a request to us.

Click here for Vital Statistics Mail In Application (PDF)

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

$25.00 per copy payable by money order to the Erie County Health Department.
Send 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 mmihalek@eriecohealthohio.org


Genealogy

Uncertified Certificates are no longer available: Effective July 1, 2003, we will 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:

  • 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