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Vital Statistics Division

In light of the current situation with COVID-19, the Health Department has suspended counter service for death and birth records in our lobby area starting Friday, March 20, 2020.  You can order your birth and death record online, by mail or over the telephone for purchasing birth or death records.  

If your request is received to us by 1:45pm, it will go out in that day's mail.  Otherwise, it will go out the next day.  Your request will be received in 2 to 5 business days.

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.

Telephone Orders
The Health Department will take telephone orders for copies of birth or death certificates.  Please call (330) 489-3231, press 1.  Have your credit card ready.  We accept Visa, MasterCard and Discover.  

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 personal check or money order.  Please include a telephone number on all checks.  

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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