Holmes County Birth/Death Records

Holmes County

Birth & Death Certificates

Birth Certificates

  • Birth Certificate applications can be found here.
  • Certified copies of Birth Certificates can be obtained for anyone born in the State of Ohio at our local office.
  • Certified copies of Birth Certificates are required for most official uses of vital records, such as school enrollment, driving permit/license, and marriage license.
  • Certified copies of Birth Certificates are printed on secuity paper and carry the seal of the State of Ohio Registrar.
  • Certified copies of Birth Certificates are $27.00, effective March 1, 2019.
  • We accept cash, check, money order, and debit or credit cards. (Additional processing fees apply for debit or credit card purchases.)

Three (3) ways to request a birth certificate:

In-person: 

The fastest way to obtain a birth certificate is by visiting the Health Department during business hours. We are located at 85 N. Grant St. Millersburg, Ohio, Suite B. (We are on the third floor of the Jobs and Family Services building.) Applications are available in the office or online. Your request will be processed as you wait. Normal waiting time is 5 to 10 minutes.

By phone: To apply over the phone, call us during business hours at (330) 674-5035. You will be required to provide us with the information needed on the application, along with debit or credit card information. Birth certificates will be processed that day and shipped by mail.

By mail: Applications may be filled out and sent by mail to the Health Department with payment. If you do not have access to a printer, the information from the application may be wrtten on a piece of paper and mailed in.

For the person receiving the certificate, you will provide:

  • Name (First, Middle, Last)
  • Birthday (MM/DD/YYYY)
  • Father's Name (First, Middle, Last)
  • Mother's Maiden Name (First, Middle Last)

For the person applying for the certificate, you will provide:

  • Name (First, Middle, Last)
  • Address
  • Phone Number

*If you are applying for a birth certificate for yourself, you are both the recipient and the applicant.

You may send the application to the Holmes County General Health District, 85 N. Grant St., Suite B, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654 with a payment of $27.00 in the form of cash, check or money order. Check or money orders should be made payable to the Holmes County General Health District or HCHD. The birth certificate will be processed when the application is received.

*No request will be filled if the application is incomplete.

Death Certificates

  • Death certificate applications can be found here.
  • Certified Copies of Death Certificates are only available to anyone who has passed in Holmes County.
  • If a person was born or lived in Holmes County, but passed in another county, their certificate will only be available in that county.
  • Certified copies of Death Certificates are required for most official uses of vital records.
  • Certified copies are printed on security paper and carry the seal of the State of Ohio Registrar.
  • Certified copies of Death Certificates are $27.00, effective March 1, 2019.
  • We accept cash, check, money order, and debit or credit cards. (Additional processing fees apply for debit or credit card purchases.)

Three (3) ways to request a death certificate:

In-person: The fastest way to obtain a death certificate is by visiting the Health Department during business hours. We are located at 85 N. Grant St. Millersburg, Ohio, Suite B. (We are on the third floor of the Jobs and Family Services building.) Applications are available in the office or online. Your request will be processed as you wait. Normal waiting time is 5 to 10 minutes.

By phone: To apply over the phone, call us during business hours at (330) 674-5035. You will be required to provide us with the information needed on the application, along with debit or credit card information. Death certificates will be processed that day and shipped by mail.

By mail: Applications may be filled out and sent by mail to the Health Department with payment. You may send the application to the Holmes County General Health District, 85 N. Grant St., Suite B, Millersburg, Ohio, 44654 with a payment of $27.00 in the form of cash, check or money order. Check or money orders should be made payable to the Holmes County General Health District or HCHD. The birth certificate will be processed when the application is received.

*No request will be filled if the application is incomplete.

Important Notice regarding Death Certificates:

ORC 3705.25(5) Requires that the social security number be redacted off of any death certificate for a person who has died within the last five years unless the person applying for the certificate can prove that they are either a, spouse or legal partner, natural or adopted child, grandchild, or great-grandchild, funeral home, veteran's administration officer, law enforcement agency, executor or administrator of estate, etc.  For a full list of relationship and what qualities as acceptable proof please call (330) 674-5035.

For deaths that occurred outside of Holmes County, click here.

Contact

Registrar: Jen Menuez (330) 674-5035 EXT. 221 jmenuez@holmeshealth.org

Deputy Registrar: Taylor Krebs (330) 674-5035 EXT. 245 tkrebs@holmeshealth.org

About Holmes County Vital Records

Vital records include: 

  • Birth Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Paternity Affidavits
  • Burial Permits

The Holmes County Health District (HCHD) maintains records of births and deaths occurring within Holmes County from December 20, 1908 to present.

Records from 1867 to December 19, 1908 and Marriage Certificates, are provided by Holmes County Probate Court, Courthouse, Millersburg, OH 44654. Call (330) 674-5881. Prior to 1867, Ohio law did not require records to be kept.

Genealogy Research: Searches are conducted as time allows. We accept requests through by mail and will return information requested as soon as time allows. No copies of documents are issued. If you require a legal document, a State-certified certificate will be issued at a cost of $27.00. Please note that processing of current documents will take precedence over research of genealogy documents. You can also contact Ohio Historical Society at here.

Expedited Service: To expedite your order please call (330) 674-5035 with your debit/credit card information. Express mail will cost an additional $25.50.

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Address

85 N. Grant Street, Suite B, Millersburg, OH 44654

Phone

330-674-5035

FAX

330-674-2528

Email

info@holmeshealth.org

Hours

Monday thru Friday 8:00 - 4:30