Summit County Public Health provides certified birth certificate copies for every person born in the State of Ohio and certified copies of death records for every person who died within Summit County.  The fee for all certified certificates is $22.00 per copy.  Checks and money orders should be made payable to Summit County Public Health.  Credit and debit cards are also accepted (additional fees apply). Orders by phone are also accepted. For 24/7 bi-lingual ordering and assistance please call 1-866-221-6684.  The fee for using this service is $9.95.

Vital Statistics Brochure

All vital record requests must be
obtained at the Akron office, located at:

Fairway Center
1867 West Market Street
Akron, Ohio 44313
Phone: (330) 812-3845   
Fax:  (330) 752-7795


Hours of Operation: 
Monday and Thursday
8:00am to 4:45pm

Tuesday, Wednesday, and Friday
8:00am to 3:30pm

Walk-in Same Day Service



Our office now accepts death records for electronic filing. 
This means signed death certificates can be e-mailed (along with the request for approval form) to  Our office will review the certificate and accept or reject the certificate for filing within one business day.  Once the certificate is accepted our office will send an e-mail with ordering instructions.
Other Local Health Departments in Ohio are getting on board also!  The request for approval form along with a complete list of LHDs accepting death certificates for electronic filing can be found below.

Request for Approval for Electronic Filing of Death Certificate


Order Birth and Death
Certificates Online

The cost for each certified birth and death copy with US Postal Service delivery is 
($22.00 plus a $1.95 handling charge - additional fees apply for expedited shipping)

SCPH accepts MasterCard, 
Visa, American Express, 
and Discover.

Pursuant to Ohio Revise Code 3705.29, it is unlawful to purposely obtain, possess, use, sell, furnish, or attempt to obtain, possess, use, sell or furnish to another for the purpose of deception any certificate, record or certified copy of it that relates to the birth of another person, whether living or dead.

SCPH does not guarantee and is not responsible for replacing lost or undelivered certificate requests of Regular Mail.

All sales are final and 







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