The fee for all certified certificates is $22.00 per copy. Credit and debit cards are also accepted ($1.95 convenience fee applies to credit and debit card orders) . Checks and money orders should be made payable to Summit County Public Health. Orders by phone are also accepted. For 24/7 bi-lingual ordering and assistance please call 1-866-221-6684. The fee for using this service is $9.95.
If you are requesting certificates in person, you can save time by completing the Application for Certified Copies ahead of time and bringing it with you to the SCPH Vitals Statistics Office. The form is also available in Spanish.
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, curbside, online and mail order requests for a death record.