Lorain County Birth Records

Search for Lorain County OH birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Lorain County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Lorain County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. An Ohio birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for an OH driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Lorain County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Amherst Clerk Amherst OH 206 South Main Street 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 226 Middle Avenue 44035 440-329-5127

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

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 Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Lorain County Ohio, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Lorain County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Ohio, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Allen Memorial Hospital Oberlin OH 200 West Lorain Street 44074 440-986-4000

Mercy Allen Hospital Oberlin OH 200 West Lorain Street 44074 440-775-1211

Mercy Regional Medical Center Lorain OH 3700 Kolbe Road 44053 440-960-4000

Specialty Hospital of Lorain Amherst OH 254 Cleveland Avenue 44001 440-988-6141

University Hospitals Elyria Medical Center Elyria OH 630 East River Street 44035 440-329-7500


Lorain County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Lorain County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Lorain County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Lorain County Ohio. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Lorain County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

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 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


Lorain County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Lorain County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Lorain County Ohio. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

Amherst Records Archive Amherst OH 911 North Lake Street 44001 440-988-2625

Elyria Police Records Archive Elyria OH 18 West Avenue 44035 440-322-1827

Lorain County Records Archive Elyria OH 320 Gateway Boulevard North 44035 440-326-4868


The Lorain County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Ohio, Lorain County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Lorain County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Lorain County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for an Ohio State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Lorain County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Elyria Health Department 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 Health Department Elyria OH 9880 Murray Ridge Road 44035 440-244-3418