Vital Statistics (Birth and Death Certificates)

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About Licking County Vital Records

Vital records include Birth Certificates, Death Certificates, Paternity Affidavits and Burial Permits. The Licking Co. Health Dept. maintains records of Births and Deaths occurring within the Licking County Combined General Health District from 1907 to present.

The Licking County Health Department can now issue birth certificates for individuals born anywhere in Ohio after 1908. This eliminates the need to visit the county of birth to obtain a certificate. There is no additional charge for this expanded service.

Older Birth And Death records from 1875 through 1908, and Marriage Certificates from 1875 to present, are available from the Licking County Probate Court, Courthouse, Newark, OH 43055. (740) 349-6137.

Birth certificates have a number of important functions. You may need them when applying for a Social Security card or passport, to get a new driver's license, to enroll in school, or to be eligible for other services.

Death certificates are a record of the date, place, and cause of death of an individual. Death Certificates are useful in genealogy research. Many requests for records come from individuals researching their family histories.  Death Certificates are required for survivor social security benefits, estates, and life insurance claims. Death Certificates also provide important information about the causes of death, which can be used to develop health policies and programs.

Certified Birth and Death Records are $25.00, which includes $13.50 in state fees. Certified copies are required for most official uses of vital records. They carry the seal of the registrar and are on special security paper. 

To request a birth or death certificate you can visit the LCHD office at 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055, you can fill out a request form and mail it in with payment, or you can pay by credit card by submitting the form or calling (740) 349-6535.

Links

Birth and Death Certificate Record Request Form

 Ohio Department of Health Vital Records

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Phone : (740) 349-6535 (24/7 Number to Report Public Health Emergencies or Reportable Infectious Diseases)
Fax : (740) 349-6510

Office Location: 675 Price Rd., Newark OH 43055 Map

Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8AM-5PM (plus some evening clinic hours)