The Van Wert County General Health District maintains Birth and Death records from 1908 to present. Birth certificates for any person born in the state of Ohio are available. Death certificates can be obtained for anyone who passed away in Van Wert County.
Frequently Asked Questions
Can I laminate my birth certificate? No, a laminated certificate is not considered a legal document. Also, social security cards cannot be laminated.
Is my current birth certificate sufficient? It depends on what type of certificate you have. The following are not legal documents:
- The old billfold size birth certificate is no longer legal and cannot be used as a legal document.
- A hospital token certificate is not certified by the state of Ohio and cannot be used as a legal document. If the certificate has footprints, it is a hospital token certificate. Even if the birth certificate from the hospital has a seal, it is a hospital seal and is a token certificate, not a certified record.
Birth and Death records are used for Passports, Age Verification, Genealogy, Social Security Benefits, Insurance, Driver’s License Renewal, Health Related Reasons and Research.