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Birth & Death Certificates

We maintain birth and death certificates for Ohio from 1909 to present.


Pricing

Certified copies of birth and death certificates are $25.00 each.  We accept payment via cash, money order, or credit card.  There is a 2.35% transaction fee for credit card purchases ($1.95 minimum).  WE DO NOT ACCEPT PERSONAL CHECKS.  

Birth Certificates
Birth certificates are issued statewide across the state in which you were born.  If you were born in Ohio, you can go to your nearest Ohio health department to obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate.  If you were born in a different state, you will have to contact a health department in that state to obtain a certified copy.

To obtain a birth certificate from Butler County General Health District, you can do one of the following:

IN PERSON - 5 to 10 minutes (FASTEST)
Visit our office and fill out an application, and a certified copy will be printed for you within 5-10 minutes.  Please note: wait times might be longer between 11am and 1pm due to high volumes.

ONLINE - 3 to 10 business days
Visit www.vitalchek.com to order a certified copy ($7.00 processing fee applies).  Your birth certificate will be sent via regular mail, or you can pay an extra fee for express shipping.

OVER THE PHONE - 3 to 10 business days
Butler County General Health District does not currently accept birth certificate orders over the phone.  You can call Hamilton City Health Department at (513) 785-7080 to place an order over the phone using your credit card, and it will be mailed to you via regular mail.

Death Certificates
Death certificates must be obtained from the health department that governs the city/township in which the decendent passed away.  Please see below if the decedent passed within Hamilton or Middletown city limits.

Effective 10/15/2015:
For death certificates of decedents that passed within the past 5 years, you are required to submit ID in order to have the death certificate include the social security number.  Only a lateral relative (parent, sibling, child, grandparent, etc.) of the decedent can obtain a copy of a death certificate that includes the social security number.  Please call us at (513) 863-1770 with any questions.  

To obtain a death certificate from Butler County General Health District, you can do one of the following:

IN PERSON - 5 to 10 minutes (FASTEST)
Visit our office and fill out an application, and a certified copy will be printed for you within 5-10 minutes.  Please note: wait times might be longer between 11am and 1pm due to high volumes.

ONLINE - 3 to 10 business days
Visit www.vitalchek.com to order a certified copy ($7.00 processing fee applies).  Your death certificate will be sent via regular mail, or you can pay an extra fee for express shipping.



FOR DEATHS THAT OCCURRED IN HAMILTON CITY
Hamilton City Health Department
One Renaissance Center
345 High Street, Suite 330
Hamilton, OH 45011
(513) 785-7080

FOR DEATHS THAT OCCURRED IN MIDDLETOWN CITY
Middletown City Health Department
One Donham Plaza
Middletown, OH 45042
(513) 425-7851

 
Other Resources:

Butler County Probate Court
Marriage licenses, wills, and estates
101 High St.
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3294

Butler County Records & Archives Center
Adoptions and name changes
123 N 3rd St.
Hamilton, OH 45011
Phone: (513) 887-3437