Prevent, Promote, and Protect your Health with the Lake County General Health District
(440) 350-2543
5966 Heisley Rd
Mentor, Ohio 44060

Birth and Death Records

Application Form

Following is a list of our fees:

Certified Birth Certificate – $21.50
Certified Death Certificate – $21.50
Burial Permit – $3.00

Types of payment:  cash, check (Ohio only), credit card (additional convenience fees charged)

Lake County General Health District now provides Birth Certificates for Everyone born in the State of Ohio.  We also provide death certificates for those deaths occurring within Lake County.  If you have any questions please feel free to contact our office Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m., Wednesday 8:00 a.m. – 6:30 p.m. at 440-350-2549.

2 Ways To Obtain Birth and Death Records from Lake County

  • You may stop in at the office of the Lake County General Health District (Directionsand obtain a certified birth or death certificate at the current price of $21.50 per certificate (same day service).
  • You may download the application form (Application Form), fill out the required information and then mail or bring in the application with the appropriate fees to the Lake County General Health District.

*Death Certificates:  All requests for death certificates less than 5 years from date of death will have the social security number redacted per ORC 3705.23.

Only death certificates for more than 5 years after the decedent passed away, and death certificates within the past 5 years of the decedent’s death with the SSN redacted can be ordered on-line.

If a copy of a death certificate must have the social security number, please submit an application for a death certificate and also the non-redacted form  via mailProof of documentation is required based upon the relationship to the decedent in the form.

Lake County General Health usually processes requests on the same business day the order is submitted during regular business hours.  Effective 2/5/2013 Health District mail is sent out at 10:00 a.m. each day (one mailing per day), which means that your order will be mailed on the next business day.  Standard delivery method is U.S. Mail which can take 15 days to receive.   Payment with a credit card are charged a convenience fee ($1.50 <$50.00, $3.00 >$50.00 and $3.00 for each additional $100.00).


The Lake County General Health District Office of Vital Statistics is not responsible for lost, stolen or non-delivered orders handled by the US Postal Service for delivery.
All sales are final and non-refundable


Please contact the Vital Statistics Department at (440) 350-2549, or by E-mail
Marianne Rusnak or Gina Parker for additional information on obtaining a birth or death certificate.