Birth & Death Records
All legal vital records collected by the Ohio Department of Health Bureau of Vital Statistics are the data source for many important statistical measures used in public health.
- Ohio birth and Portage County death records dating back to 1909 are available to the public upon request at the Kent City Health Department. Find out how to obtain certified copies, visit: Ohio birth or Portage County death record issuance.
- To obtain a certified copy of any filed Ohio birth record in another Ohio county or a death record filed in another Ohio county, visit: How to Order Ohio Birth or Death Certified Copies from Vital Statistics offices in OHIO.
- For birth or death events OUTSIDE OF OHIO, visit: National Center for Health Statistics- Vital Records.
Certified Birth and Death records are used for Passports, Proof of Citizenship, Employment, Age Verification, Social Security Benefits, Life Insurance, Driver’s License or I.D. Renewal, Health Related Reasons or Benefits, Court Proceedings andResearch.
Frequently Asked Questions
Is my current birth certificate sufficient? It depends on what type of certificate you have. The following are not legal documents:
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All marriages recorded in Portage County, Ohio are located at:
Portage County Probate Court
203 West Main Street
Ravenna, Ohio 44266
Kent Central Gateway - PARTA Bldg.
201 E. Erie Street 2nd Floor
Kent, OH 44240
Kent Central Gateway - PARTA Bldg. 201 E. Erie Street 2nd Floor Kent OH 44240
Kent City Health Department
201-G E. Erie Street
Kent, OH 44240
Phone: 330-678-8109Fax: 330-678-2082