Our office maintains birth and death records for people who were born or who died in Defiance County between December 1908 to present.
Certified copies of birth and death records can be purchased for a fee of $25.00 each.
Defiance County now has statewide access to all Ohio birth records - December 1908 to present.
****TO OBTAIN A CERTIFIED COPY*****
BY MAIL - Download a request form for either a Birth or Death certificate. Complete the request form and include the signature of the person who is purchasing the certificate. Mail the completed request form along with a check (sorry, we cannot accept out-of-state personal checks), or money order and a self-addressed, stamped business-size envelope. Mailed requests are usually processed the same day they are received. Please use the mailing address from above.
ORDER ONLINE - Go to VitalChek and place your order. Orders must be placed by 3:00 p.m. EST in order for our office to process the same day. If you encounter any problems with the on-line order form, please contact VitalChek at 1-800-669-8312. When discussing your order with VitalChek, please make sure your order does not get routed through the state office (Ohio Department of Health, Office of Vital Statistics, Columbus, OH). Orders routed through the state office take much longer to process than orders processed through our office.