Office of Vital Statistics Services

There are two ways in which to obtain a birth or death record in Ohio. Please choose the method that best suits your needs:

1. Walk-in same day service is available to walk-in customers. Please complete the attached application or you may complete an application when you arrive and pay the $25.00 required fee. Payment may be made by cash or check with a picture ID only. NO DEBIT/CREDIT CARDS ACCEPTED. The Vital Statistics Department is located at:

Portsmouth City Health
605 Washington Street
Portsmouth, OH 45662

First Floor Green Counter

2. By Mail – Turnaround time is estimated to be 1 to 2 weeks from the day the request is received. You must mail a money order of $25.00 payable to Portsmouth City Health Department for each certified birth or death certificate. Cash or personal checks are not accepted through mail request. An unsealed, self-addressed stamped envelope along with the completed application (attachment below), is required and should be mailed to:

Birth/Death Application

Portsmouth City Health Department
605 Washington Street
Portsmouth, Ohio 45662

Thank you for visiting the Portsmouth City Health Department’s Vital Statistics Division. Any
further questions or comments, please contact Melissa Spence, Registrar at (740) 353-8915 or
melissa.spence@portsmouthoh.org