The Vital Statistics office at the Ross County Health District is mandated to record and keep on file all births and deaths that take place in Ross County - including Chillicothe. Vital Statistics issues certified copies of birth and death records, as well as burial permits. The cost of certified birth and death records is $25 and burial permits are $3. These may be requested in person or in writing.
Supply the name of the person whose birth or death record you are requesting (their name at the time of birth, or at the time of death). Dates are not required, but can be very helpful when there are records for persons of the same name. Be sure to supply a return address. Typically, requests are processed at the time they are received, but this is not guaranteed.
We accept cash and checks from local residents. For those outside of Ross County requesting records by mail, payment by money order will guarentee the quickest service. If you pay by check, we cannot send you the certificate until your check clears. There is a $15 charge for returned checks. At this time we do not accept payment via credit or debit cards.
Genealogists are welcome to stop in and view our birth and death records. Most date from 1907, but a few date back to 1888.