Birth Certificate Request

Baby feetHenry County Health Department can provide certified birth records (certificates) for anyone born in the state of Ohio after December 20, 1908. For requests of recent vital events, please note it can take up to three months for a record to be registered.

Vital records (records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths) are public records in Ohio. This means that anyone who can submit the basic facts of a record may request a copy.

Birth records will be issued as certified abstracts unless you indicate that you are requesting the certified copy for the specific purposes of obtaining dual citizenship, international marriage or legal proceedings, or genealogy.


Cost:  $23.00 for each certified copy requested. We accept, cash, check or money order.


Placing an order:

For the fastest response, we recommend placing your order in person.


Walk-in Service:

Monday through Friday 8:30am-4:15pm

We accept cash, check or money order for same day service.


Mail your application:

Send completed Vital Statistics Records Request Form with required $23.00 fee (check or money order payable to Henry County Health Department) to:

Henry County Health Department
1843 Oakwood Ave
Napoleon, Ohio 43545

Orders are processed the day they are received.


Online Orders: 

Certified copies of birth certificates are available through VitalChek, a website application.  Payment is made by credit card and a service fee is charged for each order. Records will be mailed first class or can be shipped faster by paying additional shipping charges.  Place your online order here.

Please note: Certified copies of vital records will not be processed by Henry County Health Department. For questions or problems that occur when using Vital Check, please call customer service at (800) 669-8312.


Notice to All Vital Statistics Customers: Pursuant to Ohio Revised 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.