EFFECTIVE JANUARY 1, 2011
Most local health departments in Ohio can now issue birth certificates for anyone born in Ohio. Call your local health department for more information.
A statewide system of registration of births, deaths, fetal deaths, and other vital statistics was established in 1909 to the present. Probate Court has records starting in 1867 through 1908.
Certified copies, of these records, are all that is available. We are no longer allowed to issue non-certified copies. (See "Obtaining Birth or Death Certificate")
The fee for a certified copy of a vital record in Hancock County is
There are three Health Departments for Hancock County. Depending on where the death occured, will determine where the record is filed. (See "Links to Surrounding Health Departments")