Birth/death records | The City of Lakewood, Ohio

Birth/death records

Birth and death records can be obtained by calling (216) 529-7690 Monday through Friday from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

Funeral directors are encouraged to call for an appointment.

A fillable PDF application to request a certified birth or death certificate is available and can be mailed, faxed, or e-mailed to the Division.  Please note that a required fee of $25.00 is charged for every copy of birth and death records certified.  Further information is below.


The Division can make a certified copy of a birth certificate of any citizen who was born in Ohio. The Division can also make a certified copy of a death certificate of any citizen who died in the City of Lakewood.

To obtain these certificates, download our fillable application online and return the completed copy by mail, e-mail, or fax.  NOTE: You MUST open the application in Adobe Reader for the fill-in fields to work properly.

Mailing address:

City of Lakewood
Division of Vital Statistics
12805 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107

Fax: (216) 910-4690



In accordance with section 3705.24 of the Ohio Revised Code, we are required by law to charge a fee for each certified copy of a vital record issued. The fee at this office for each certified copy of a birth, death, or fetal death record is $25.00.

Please submit payment with your application by mail using a money order or bank check made out to the City of Lakewood—personal checks will not be accepted.  If you are requesting a birth or death record by fax or email, our staff will contact you for payment before processing the request.