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 are held at the Seneca County Probate Court and are not available at the Seneca County Health District.
The fee for certified copies of birth or death certificates is $25 per copy. Methods of payment include cash, check, credit card or money order. Credit card purchases require an additional processing fee. 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, by phone or online with a credit card (additional processing fees 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:
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 allows Seneca County General Health District to provide this service.
VitalChek may be reached through its website. 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 and Visa.
71 South Washington 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
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.