Portsmouth Ohio

Where Southern Hospitality Begins


Office of Vital Statistics Services

The Office of Vital Statistics maintains birth and death records for the City of Portsmouth, with records going back as far as 1909.

A copy of a record can be obtained for the following charges:

  • $25.00 - Certified copy

    Certified copies must be used for marriage licenses, passports, school registration, driver's license, traveling out of country, social security, state I.D., insurance purposes and court purposes.

    To request a copy of a record, mail the following to Portsmouth City Health Department, 605 Washington Street, Portsmouth, Ohio 45662:

    • A $25.00 money order made payable to the Portsmouth City Health Department
    • Self-addressed stamped envelope (an overnight service can be used if the record is needed quickly)
    • Signed request including the full name at birth or full name at death, the birth or death date, parents' name (including mother's maiden name), and a phone number where you can be reached in case of a problem