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Death Certificates

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Galion City Health Department issues certified copies of death records for deaths that occurred within the city limits of Galion from December 1908 to present.  For deaths prior to December 1908 see the Vital Statistics main page.


Obtaining a Certified Copy of a Death Certificate

Each certified copy is $25.00. Uncertified copies of death certificates are not issued.  Please note, as of October 15, 2015, for the first five years after a death, the descendent's Soical Security number shall not be included on a certified copy of a death certificate unless that information is specifically requested to be on the certified copy by one of the individuals/groups listed in Ohio Revised Code 3705.23 (A)(5) (also listed on the application) who presents proof satisfactory to the director, state registrar, or local registrar of the person's identity.


Complete and print an Application for Certified Copies and bring it to Galion City Health Department. Only cash, check, or money order is accepted. Office hours for this service are Monday–Friday 8am–4pm. 


Mail Order
Complete and print an Application for Certified Copies and mail it, along with a self addressed, stamped envelope and money order for $25.00 times the number of copies to:
Galion City Health Department, 113 Harding Way East, Galion Oh 44833
Mail orders are typically processed and sent out within one to two business days.


Correcting a Death Certificate

You must contact the funeral home that submitted the original information to do this.
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