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Vital Statistics consists of the compiling of births, deaths, stillbirths and other vital records occurring in the City of Zanesville and Muskingum County. It is the responsibility of the local registrar to establish registration of these documents with the Ohio Department of Health, Division of Vital Statistics, Columbus OH.
Birth Records: We register and issue certified copies of birth certificates occurring from December 20, 1908 to the present. Records from 1867 to December 19, 1908 are provided by Muskingum County Probate Court call 455-7113 or e-mail email@example.com. Prior to 1867, Ohio law did not require records to be kept.
Death Records: We register and issue certified copies of death certificates occurring from December 20, 1908 to the present in Muskingum County only. Records from 1867 to December 19, 1908 are provided by Muskingum County Probate Court call 455-7113 or e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. Prior to 1867, Ohio law did not require records to be kept.
Burial Permits & Guidance: We issue burial permits required by law for burial of human remains in a cemetery or cremation.
Certificate of Services: Record of Human remains being transported into the State of Ohio for disposition.
Correcting a Birth/Death Certificate: We assist customers with correcting information allowed by law to birth and death certificates. There is no cost to the public.
Proving Paternity: We help single parents complete Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavits to add a father to a birth certificate. Free of charge.
Notary: Our employees have Ohio Notary Commissions and are available to notarize documents free of charge. We reserve the right to refuse this service if proper identification is not available or if the document has been improperly completed. Service is at the discretion of the Notary on duty.
Genealogy Research: Searches are conducted as time allows and a small fee is applied. We do accept requests through the mail and will return information requested as soon as time allows. No copies of documents are issued. If you require a legal document, a State certified certificate will be issued at a cost of $22.00. Please note that processing of current documents will take precedence over research of genealogy documents. Telephone inquiries are not accepted for genealogy research or verifications.
Protect Your Identity:
If your certified birth certificate or family member's death certificate has been STOLEN:
*Your local Health District will be happy to assist you by providing the certificate number on the lost document.