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Vital Statistics


Amber Gustin, Registrar

Traci Maloney, Deputy Registrar

The Office of Vital Statistics maintains birth and death records for Scioto County excluding those that occurred within
the city limits of Portsmouth, with records going back as far as 1909.

Birth records are important for use in entrance to school, military service, obtaining passports, retirement pensions and
social security pensions. Death records are needed for settlement of insurance claims, settlements of estates, pensions
and tracing of ancestors.

Vital records (records of births, deaths, and fetal deaths) are public records in Ohio. This means that anyone who can
submit the basic facts of a record may request a copy.

Ohio birth records have a statewide issuance and may be obtained from any health department within the state of Ohio.

Death records may be requested at the local health department which has jurisdiction within the area that the death

Cost: $25.00 for each certified copy requested. We accept, cash, check or money order.

Placing an order:
For the fastest response, we recommend placing your order in person.

Walk-In Service:
Monday through Friday 8:30am – 4:15pm

Mail your application:
Send completed Vital Statistics Records Request Form with the required $25.00 fee,
check or money order payable to:

Scioto County Health Department
612 6th St., Suite D
Portsmouth, OH 45662

Orders are processed the day they are received.