Death certificates are available for persons whose death occurred inside Hamilton County. This excludes deaths that occurred inside the city limits of Cincinnati and Norwood. Still not sure which health department has the death certificate you’re looking for? Use this interactive map.  Any township, village, or city other than Cincinnati or Norwood means you can order the death certificate here.

Below are quick, easy ways to order a death certificate. Each death certificate we issue is a certified copy and has a raised seal. The fee is $24 per certificate.

Order:  phone (513-946-7800), mail, online, or in our office

Pay:  cash, check, money order, debit/credit card* (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express)  

Certificates Prior to 1908

Are you requesting a death certificate for someone born before 1908? If so, you might be searching for a record that does not exist. Healthcare facilities and funeral homes were not required to file an Ohio death certificate until December 1908. Please call us at (513) 946-7800 or email us at HCPHCustServ@hamilton-co.org  to find out if we have the record you’d like to order.           

Certificate Corrections
If a correction must be made to a death certificate after it has been filed, a Death Affidavit or Supplementary Medical Certification must be filed. Contact the funeral home that facilitated the burial or cremation to request the changes.

Veteran's Death Certificate
The family of a veteran is entitled to one free copy of that veteran’s death certificate. This certificate is marked “For Government Use Only” and can only be used to process veteran affairs. A VA application must be submitted by either the funeral home or the Veteran’s Administration Office.

Disinterment
If you would like to relocate a person’s remains, you can request permission to do so from probate court. For more information on the disinterment process in Hamilton County, visit the Hamilton County Probate Court Website.

Contact Info for Cincinnati & Norwood Death Certificates

If the death occurred within the city limits of Cincinnati or Norwood contact: 

Cincinnati Health Department (513) 352-3120 
Norwood Health Department (513) 458-4600 
Ohio Department of Health (614) 466-2531

 

*Point & Pay Convenience Fee (Visa, MasterCard, Discover, American Express, Electronic Check)

Transaction Amount

Convenience Fee

$0.01 - $50.00

$2.00

$50.01 - $100.00

$2.95

$100.01 - $200.00

$4.95

Each additional $100 increment

$2.00

Electronic Check

$2.50