Birth/Death Records

The Putnam County Health Department can provide a birth record (certificate) for anyone born anywhere in Ohio, regardless of the county in which he/she was born.

Certified death certificates are available for any person who died in Putnam County beginning in 1909. At this time, we are unable to access death certificates if the death occurred outside Putnam County.

Certified copies of birth and death records are $27.00 each.

To obtain a certified copy of a birth or death record: -

- In Person: A completed request form and payment is required. Cash and personal checks are accepted.  Debit/credit cards are also accepted (additional fees apply). Birth/Death certificates are available at the Putnam County Health Department, Monday through Friday, 8:30a.m. – 4:00 p.m. These are usually available within a few minutes.

-By Phone: Birth and death records may be requested by phone by calling 419-523-5608. A credit card is required for payment and additional charges for credit card use will apply.

- By Mail: Complete the request form and include the signature of the person who is purchasing the certificate. Mail the completed request form along with a check or money order and a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope. Mailed requests are usually processed the same day they are received. Please mail to: Putnam County Health Department, 256 Williamstown Road, Ottawa, OH 45875. Checks payable to "Putnam County Health Department."

Please click here to download the Vital Statistics Application Form

PLEASE NOTE: If you need a certificate of a death that occurred within the last 5 years, click the link for more information regarding the Social Security Number Redaction law which became effective October 15, 2015. Social Security Number Redaction on Death Certificates

Abigail Greve