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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 1908 must be obtained at the Seneca County Probate Court, located at 103 E. Market St., Suite 301, Tiffin, Ohio.

Certificate Fees

Certified death certificates are $25 per copy.  We accept cash, check, debit/credit card or money order.  Debit/credit card purchases require an additional processing fee. Due to changes in state law, we can not provide uncertified copies of death certificates.

How to Order

Online: Order HERE   

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 Phone: Order by phone with a debit or credit card by calling 419-447-3691 ext. 6300. Certificates will be sent via the U.S. Postal Service.** 

By Mail: Mail the completed Birth Certificate Request Form, a self-addressed stamped envelope, and a check or money order of $25.00 per copy to:

Vital Statistics
Seneca County General Health District
71 South Washington St. Suite 1102
Tiffin, OH 44883.

Upon receipt of your request, your certificate(s) will be mailed back to you within 2 business days. Please allow 7-10 business days for the return mail.**

**The Seneca County General Health District is not responsible for lost, stolen, or non-delivered orders. All sales are final and non-refundable. 



Office Location
Vital Statistics
92 E. Perry Street
Tiffin, OH 44883

Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(12:00 - 1:00 closed for lunch)

(419) 447-3691 ext. 6301 or ext. 6300

Covid-19 Notice:

To help reduce the potential spread of COVID-19, 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.


Effective October 15, 2015, the Ohio Revised Code (ORC) has changed requiring social security numbers on death certificates to provide proof of why he/she is entitled to such information. This applies only to the first 5 years following the date of death.