Easy, Quick Access to Your Vital Records.

Summit County Public Health provides same day certified birth certificate copies for all Ohio counties, and certified death certificate copies for every person who died within Summit County.

Summit County Public Health  values the safety of you and your family. To promote continued social distancing, we offer **outdoor walk-up window**  and **self service kiosk** sevices at our Fairway Center location in Akron. Call (330) 812-3845 to place your order or visit our walk-in customer counter today.

As always, birth and death records are also available to purchase online at vitals.scph.org.

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Death Certificates and Social Security Numbers

ORC 3705.23(5): For the first five years after a decedent's death, a decedent's social security number shall not be included on a certified copy of the decedent's death certificate unless that information is specifically requested by  the decedent's spouse, or lineal descendant ; the decedent's executor, attorney, or legal agent ; a representative of an investigative government agency; a private investigator; a funeral director (or agent responsible for disposition of the body) acting on behalf of the decedent's family; a veteran’s service officer; or an accredited member of the media . 

Individuals requesting a death certificate with the social security number included must indicate on their application that they are requesting the SSN be included and submit proof of identification along with Acceptable Proof of Relationship documentation to the registrar or clerk. The Proof of Relationship Verification Addendum can be used to request that the social security number appears on a death certificate.

Proper identification and proof of relationship is required of in-person, online and mail order requests for a death record.