**WE ARE OPEN TO THE PUBLIC NO APPOINTMENT IS NECESSARY TO COME IN AND REQUEST A COPY OF A BIRTH OR DEATH CERTIFICATE!**
Ohio is an open records state, therefore birth and death certificates can be issued to any who
request them. All records issued by the Morgan County Health Department Vital Statistics Office
are certified legal documents. The Vital Statistics office prepares paternity affidavits, death and
birth affidavits, burial permits as well as registers all death and home birth events occurring in
Home births are registered by the Health District. Guidance on preparation of the appropriate
forms is available by calling the Vital Statistics office. The forms may be downloaded and
completed, brought to the vital statistics office where filing will be completed.