Purchase Certificate

How to Obtain a Certified Birth / Death Certificate:


Office Hours:  8:00am - 4:00pm -   $25.00 each

Certificates may be purchased 4 different ways:

1. Credit/Debit card ordering: VitalChek

Orders are processed Monday-Friday 8am-3pm Eastern Standard Time.

Vital Chek Statement
“For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Ashland County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website.  An additional fee of $7.00 is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.”  Please be mindful that this website automatically defaults to a local service charge of $17.50 for a 2 day-over night fee so you will need to remove the check mark to avoid this extra fee. We mail out birth/death certificates as soon as we receive the paid request. 

2.Vital Statistics Office – immediate service: (8:00am - 4:00pm) A request form must be completed prior to issuance of certificatesCash, checks, money orders and credit/debit cards are accepted. (picture ID is required if writing a personal check)    NO OUT-OF-STATE PERSONAL CHECKS ACCEPTED

3. By Mail - Printable Request Form


A signed letter of request - include the following:

  • birth/death name and date of event
  • daytime telephone number
  • self-addressed, stamped envelope
  • money order or business check made payable to Ashland Health Department

4. Ohio Department of Health's Website

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