Birth and Death Records

Certified birth/death certificates are available same day at the Wayne County Health Department for $25 per certificate for persons born in Ohio after 1908 or for deaths that occurred in Wayne County after 1908.

Payment

The following forms of payment are accepted:

  • Cash
  • In-state Ohio check with driver's license/Ohio I.D. (Out of state checks are not accepted. There is a $30 fee for returned checks.)
  • Credit card: There is an additional fee of 2.5% or $1.50 minimum for using credit cards.

Birth Certificates

Please enclose the following information along with your payment of $25 in the form of a bank cashier's check, money order, or personal in-state Ohio check (out of state checks are not accepted) made payable to the Wayne County Health Department:

  1. Full name on the certificate
  2. Date of birth
  3. Location of birth in Ohio
  4. Parents' names, including mother's maiden name
  5. Name, address, and phone number of Requester

Death Certificates/Fetal Death Certificates

Please enclose the following information along with your payment of $25 in the form of a bank cashier's check, money order, or personal in-state Ohio check (out of state checks are not accepted) made payable to the Wayne County Health Department:

  1. Full name on the certificate
  2. Date of death
  3. Location of death
  4. Name, address, and phone number of Requester

Online Orders

Birth and death certificates may be ordered online using your credit card. Please note: The Wayne County Health Department has no direct control over the charges that VitalChek has in place through its website. Expedited shipping available at an additional charge.

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