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. Click here to download the Vital Statistics Application Form

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

Father holding newborn

Obtain a certified copy

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.

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.

Social Security Number Redaction Policy


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