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Vital Statistics Division

Canton City Public Health has records for births that occurred in the State of Ohio and for deaths that occurred within the City of Canton limits only.  The cost of each certificate is $25.00 per copy. 

Corrective affidavits for birth records as well as declaration of paternity forms, are prepared at no charge.

For information regarding genealogy request, please visit the Genealogy Requests page.

Walk In
The Health Department is open Monday through Friday, 8:00am to 4:30pm for walk ins.   

Accepted Payments

  • Cash
  • Personal and business checks (no starter checks):  Please include a telephone number on all checks.
  • Money orders and cashier's checks
  • Debit/Credit cards:  Visa, MasterCard, American Express, Discover
       Debit card fee:  $2.00 flat fee. 
       Credit card fee:  $2.00 or 3% of the total amount (whichever is higher)
  • Contactless payment:  Apple Pay, Samsung Pay, Google Pay, Credit Card

Mail In Service 
Click here for the Birth/Death Certificate Request Form.  Mailing instructions are listed on the form.  Most requests by mail are answered within two business days after the receipt of the written request.  Payments must be a check or money order.  Please include a telephone number on all checks. All orders outside of the U.S. must be mailed in.  

Online Ordering
Click here for the Certificate On-Line Ordering.  Your online order will be processed either the same day it was received or the next business day.  Please be aware that there will be a charge involved for paying online. 

NOTEWhen birth or death certificates are mailed out, they will be folded to fit in a regular sized envelope.

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