How to Request Birth or Death Records
The Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department registers and issues certified copies of birth and death certificates occurring within Zanesville-Muskingum County from December 1908 to present. There is a $22.00 fee for each certified copy.
Newborn certificates take 4-6 weeks.
For deaths that occurred out of county, click here.
Services are available:
1. In Person: Come to the department offices located at 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville OH 43701. Office hours are 8AM-3:50PM Monday-Friday, but closed government holidays. This is the fastest way to obtain a birth or death certificate. You will fill out an application and pay the $22.00 required fee. Your request will be processed as you wait.
We accept cash, check, or money orders (in U.S. funds)
We do not accept credit/debit cards in office.
Normal waiting time is 5 to 10 minutes.
No request will be filled if the application is not complete.
2. By Mail: You can mail a request to the department office located at 205 N. 7th Street, Zanesville OH 43701. The day we receive the record application, the document is processed and sent out in that evenings mail. You will need to enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope and money order of $22.00 for each certificate. Requests are processed the same day we receive the application and sent in that evenings mail.
Make payable to: Zanesville-Muskingum County Health Department.
We do not accept credit/debit cards by mail.
Please click here to print out the application. Fill out and mail form with your payment.
3. Online by visiting Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics or by finding the local office for the county the event occurred.
4. By Credit or Debit Card: For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Zanesville/Muskingum County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website link. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, Master Card or Visa.