Birth & Death Certificates

Vital Statistics Office

Hours: 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM Monday – Friday
Location: 1 West Winter Street (2nd floor)
Delaware, Oh 43015

Parking: off of North Franklin Street at the rear of the Health Department buildings

The Vital Statistics office prepares paternity affidavits, death and birth affidavits, burial permits as well as registers all death and home birth events occurring in Delaware County.

Home births are registered by the Health District.  Guidance on preparation of the appropriate forms is available by calling the Vital Statistics office.  The forms may be downloaded and completed, brought to the vital statistics office where filing will be completed.  Home births should be registered within 10 days of birth.  For home births registered 11 days or after, a completed Delayed Birth Affidavit is required before filing can be completed.

Delaware General Health District is a participant in statewide issuance. We can issue a birth certificate to anyone born in any county in Ohio.

Information necessary when making a request includes:

  • Name at birth on the certificate
  • Date of birth on the certificate
  • If applicable, father’s name
  • Maiden name of the mother (birth certificate)

Phone orders

Call 740-368-1700 or 740-203-2021 to place a phone order. You must have a credit card to place an order by phone. Service fees apply.

Walk-In Orders

The Vital Statistics office is located on the second floor of 1 West Winter Street. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your certificate is prepared while you wait.

Mail Orders

Use this form: Application for Birth & Death Record. Print and attach the appropriate fee ($24 for each certificate). Please visit Funeral Home Services for funeral home death certificate.

Mail to: Delaware General Health District
PO Box 570
Delaware, OH  43015

Online Orders

Orders can be placed online using the VitalChek website.  VitalChek adds a service fee for processing this order and sends it to us to prepare.  Expedited shipping is offered.

Delaware General Health District registers all deaths which occurred in Delaware County. Death certificate requests in which the death occurred in another county must be obtained through county of death.

Phone orders

Call 740-368-1700 or 740-203-2021 to place a phone order. You must have a credit card to place an order by phone. Service fees apply.

Walk-In Orders

The Vital Statistics office is located on the second floor of 1 West Winter Street. Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your certificate is prepared while you wait.

Mail Orders

Use this form: Application for Birth & Death Record. Print and attach the appropriate fee ($24 for each certificate). Please visit Funeral Home Services for funeral home death certificate.

Mail to: Delaware General Health District
PO Box 570
Delaware, OH  43015

Online Orders

Orders can be placed online using the VitalChek website.  VitalChek adds a service fee for processing this order and sends it to us to prepare.  Expedited shipping is offered.

The Vital Statistics Office will register death certificates presented in person or through the mail. We require a completed Funeral Home Application to issue certified death certificates and burial permits.

Certificates to be registered should be mailed with the application form in an unfolded envelope, to the following address:

1 W. Winter St.
P.O. Box 570
Delaware, OH  43015

Please include a self-addressed stamped envelope.

Burial Permits
Permits may be obtained from the Delaware General Health District Monday through Friday, from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Additionally, sub-registrars in the Delaware General Health District are empowered to issue burial permits in the health district:

Clay Snyder
DeVore-Snyder Funeral
PO Box 238, Sunbury, OH 43074
740-965-3936
cclaysny@aol.com