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The cost for each certified birth and death certificate copy is $22.00 plus an additional $1.95 credit card processing fee.

Additional fees apply for standard and expedited shipping to guarantee customer delivery. 


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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, curbside, online and mail order requests for a death record.



Pursuant to Ohio Revise Code 3705.29, it is unlawful to purposely obtain, possess, use, sell, furnish, or attempt to obtain, possess, use, sell or furnish to another for the purpose of deception any certificate, record or certified copy of it that relates to the birth of another person, whether living or dead. SCPH does not guarantee and is not responsible for replacing lost or undelivered certificate requests of Regular Mail.
All sales are final and non-refundable.
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