Vital Statistics

Birth & Death Records

The Ottawa County Health Department can issue certified Birth Certificates for individuals born anywhere in Ohio from December 20, 1908 to the present date.

The health department maintains death certificates for those who died in Ottawa County starting December 20, 1908 to the present date.

When requesting a birth or death certificate by mail, please send the application form and a check or money order made payable to the Ottawa County Health Department, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.

$22 per certified copy


If you are planning to look through birth or death records at the health department, please read the Ottawa County Health Department's Genealogy Policy (PDF).

Searching to create a Family Tree? Try the following links to aid you in your search:

  • - Provides a tool to create a visual form of a person's family tree as well as providing other helpful links.
  • The Ottawa County Genealogical Society - Provides information about Ottawa County cemeteries, as well as providing various other links to search personal genealogy.