Vital Statistics Records

Hard copy records of births/deaths occurring between December 1908 and current date are filed in the County in which the event occurred.

Births: Certified birth abstracts (certified birth certificate) for births that occurred anywhere in the State of Ohio can now be obtained from the Perry County Health Department.

Deaths: Death certificates are filed in the county in which the event actually occurred. If a death occurs in Perry County a certified death certificate can obtained from the Perry County Health Department. If the death occurred outside of Perry County, but within Ohio, the certificate can be obtained from the County in which the event occurred or from the State Division of Vital Statistics.

Disclaimer: Please be aware that the local and state Vital Statistic Offices must comply with Federal regulations. As federal and state laws change, older birth certificates may have to be replaced as certain federal agencies will begin to refuse to accept these older certificates. Replacement certificates will be available at the prevailing rate for Certified Copies.

Please Note: The current fee for Certified birth/death certificates obtained from the Perry County Health Department is $25.00 per certificate (providing the birth/death occurred in Ohio). As of July 1, 2003, the State of Ohio discontinued the practice of issuing “plain copy” certificates.

Obtaining Records Directly From the Health Department: Certified birth/death certificates may be obtained by visiting our office located at 409 Lincoln Park Drive, New Lexington, Ohio. Vital Statistic Department hours are Monday – Friday 7:30 AM to 3:30 PM.

Obtaining Vital Statistic Records via Mail: Certified birth/death certificates may also be obtained by mail. Please send your request; along with a check or money order, in the amount of $25.00, to Perry County Health Department, Attention: Vital Statistics Division, at P.O. Box 230, New Lexington, Ohio 43764.

When requesting the record by mail please include the following information:
1. Name of person(s) for whom the record is: Last, First (middle initial if known). Make sure the last name is the maiden name if the record is for a female.
2. Parent(s) Name (if known)
3. Type of record being requested (birth or death).
4. Date of birth/death.
5. Place of birth/death (County/Village/Town)
6. Requester’s Name, Address and Telephone Number

State of Ohio requires payment for all certified certificates/abstracts prior to issuance of certificate so please be sure to include payment with your request.

Birth/Death Certificate Application


Vital Statistics Division

  • Tina Watkins – Registrar
  • Susan Kinney  – Deputy Registrar