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Vital Statistics Division

We issue birth certificates for any birth record in Ohio. You may request a certified copy of a birth record by completing the request form below.

Births and deaths that occurred within the city limits of Canton from October 1908 through present are registered, filmed and stored. The Division prepares and issues certified copies of birth and death records for a fee of $25.00 per copy.

We provide certified copies of original birth and death records that are required for many legal matters such as school registrations, drivers licenses, passports, adoptions, insurance claims and retirement benefits.

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

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

Birth or death certificates may be purchased Monday to Friday from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm at 420 North Market Avenue.  No identification is required.  We accept cash, checks, Discover, VISA, MasterCard or money orders.  

Contact the Health Department at (330) 489-3231 to order your birth or death certificate over the telephone using Discover, VISA/Mastercard or debit card.  

11/15/17: Online ordering is temporarily down.  

Download one of the forms below to request a copy of a birth or death certificate.  The forms can be filled out and printed from your computer.  Mailing instructions are listed on the form.  Most requests by mail are answered within two business days after receipt of the written request.  Payment must be personal check or money order.

 Birth/Death Certificate Request Form

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