Lorain County Vital Records (Ohio)

Lorain County Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records in Lorain County, OH. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for Lorain County vital records, which are available as public records. The office maintains Lorain County birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for Lorain County genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Amherst Clerk Amherst OH 206 South Main Street, Ste 2 44001 440-988-2420

Avon Clerk Avon OH 36080 Chester Road 44011 440-937-7821

Avon Lake Clerk Avon Lake OH 150 Avon Belden Road 44012 440-930-4121

Camden Township Clerk Kipton OH 42 Court St 44049 440-775-2015

Carlisle Township Clerk LaGrange OH 11969 Lagrange-Richfield Road 44050 440-458-4491

Elyria Clerk Elyria OH 601 Broad Street 44035 440-326-1800

Lorain County Clerk Elyria OH PO Box 749 44036 440-329-5624

Lorain County Clerk Elyria OH 226 Middle Avenue, # 2 44035 440-329-5127

Oberlin City Clerk Oberlin OH 85 S Main St 44074 440-775-7203

Sheffield Clerk Lorain OH 5166 Clinton Avenue 44055 440-277-4215

Sheffield Lake Clerk Sheffield Lake OH 609 Harris Road 44054 440-949-8590

Wellington Village Clerk Wellington OH 115 Willard Memorial Sq 44090 440-647-4626


Lorain County Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public in Lorain County, OH. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records including Lorain County birth certificates, death certificates, marriages certificates and licenses, and divorces decrees. Health Departments have Lorain County vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Elyria City Health District Elyria OH 202 Chestnut Street 44035 440-323-7595

Lorain City Health Department Lorain OH 1144 West Erie Avenue 44052 440-204-2300

Lorain County General Health District Elyria OH 9880 Murray Ridge Road 44035 440-322-6367

Lorain County Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in Lorain County, OH. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses, which are public Lorain County vital records. Lorain County Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Lorain County Marriage License Elyria OH Justice Center, 225 Court Street, 6Th Floor 44035 440-329-5175


Lorain County Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations in Lorain County, OH. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain public records such as Lorain County death certifiates by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Lorain County Medical Examiner & Coroner Oberlin OH 5 South Main Street 44074 440-774-7300


Lorain County Town Hall or City Halls are the chief administrative office in Lorain County, OH. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including Lorain County vital records. You can find Lorain County birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Amherst City Hall Amherst OH 206 South Main Street 44001 440-988-4380

Amherst Town Hall Amherst OH 206 South Main Street 44001 440-988-2420

Avon City Hall Avon OH 36080 Chester Road 44011 440-937-7800

Avon Lake City Hall Avon Lake OH 150 Avon Belden Road 44012 440-930-4100

Columbia Township Town Hall Columbia Station OH 25496 Royalton Road 44028 440-236-8802

Eaton Town Hall Grafton OH 12043 Avon Belden Road 44044 440-748-2236

Elyria City Hall Elyria OH 799 North Abbe Road 44035 440-365-4727

Lorain City Hall Lorain OH 200 West Erie Avenue, Ste 714 44052 440-204-2002

North Ridgeville City Hall North Ridgeville OH 7307 Avon Belden Road 44039 440-353-0819

Oberlin City Hall Oberlin OH 85 South Main Street 44074 440-775-1531

Sheffield Lake City Hall Sheffield Lake OH 609 Harris Road 44054 440-949-7141

South Amherst Town Hall South Amherst OH 103 West Main Street 44001 440-986-2202