Death Certificates

Death Certificates for an individual who passed away in Seneca County, including the cities of Tiffin and Fostoria, may be obtained from the Seneca County General Health District.  Death records prior to 1909 are held with the Seneca County Probate Court and are not available from our office

To help reduce the potential spread of COVID19 SCGHD will be taking birth certificate & death certificate orders over the phone with a debit or credit card. To place an order over the phone, please call 419-447-3691 Ext. 6300 or 6301.

Certificate Fees

The fee for certified copies of birth or death certificates is $25 per copy. Methods of Payment include cash, check, credit card (with additional processing fee) or money order. Due to changes in State law, we can no longer provide uncertified copies of birth or death certificates.

How to Order

You may order copies of certificates by mail, in person or online with a credit card (additional processing fee applies).

In Person: Visit the Vital Statistics Office at the Seneca County General Health District. In most cases your certificate will be processed and issued in about 15 minutes. 

By Mail: Mail the completed Death Record Request Form along with payment for the certificate and a self-addressed stamped envelope to:

Vital Statistics

Seneca County General Health District, 71 South Washington Street, Suite 1102,

Tiffin, OH 44883. 

Upon receipt of your request, your certificate will be mailed back to you within 2 business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for the return mail. When requesting by mail please include the following information: Name on record, Date of death and the city and county where the death occurred, 

Online: For your convenience, you can process online requests through VitalChek Network, Inc. – an independent company that the Seneca County General Health District has arranged with to provide you this service.

VitalChek may be reached through their web site. An additional fee of $7.00 (plus shipping) is charged by VitalChek for this service. All major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.


NOTE: Effective October 15, 2015 the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) has changed requiring people who need social security numbers on the death certificate to provide proof of why s/he is entitled to such information. This applies only to the first five years after the date of death.

Department Info

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6301


Vital Statistics 

Seneca County General Health District

71 South Washington Street

Suite 1102

Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours of Operation

Monday - Friday

8:00 AM - 4:00 PM

© 2018 Seneca County General Health District 

71 South Washington St. Suite 1102 Tiffin, OH 44883

In the event of a public health emergency* the Seneca County General Health District can be contacted at anytime.

During regular business hours please call (419) 447-3691.

Regular business hours are Monday - Friday.

Nursing & Vital Statistics: 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.

Environmental: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

WIC: M-W 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Thu. 8:30 a.m. - 7:00 p.m., Fri. 8:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

After business hours, weekends, and holidays please contact the SCGHD Health Commissioner via the Seneca County Sheriff's Office at (419) 447-3456


*A public health emergency includes Class A reportable disease, foodborne illness, and bioterrorism event.  

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