If you were born in the city of Lorain: Contact the Lorain City Health Department (440) 204-2300
If you were born any where else in the County of Lorain: Contact the Lorain County Health Department (440) 322-6367 (440) 244-2209
Where can I get a copy of my Marriage License?
Contact the Lorain County Probate Court (440) 329-5176
Where can I get a copy of my Divorce Case?
You can start by calling the Clerk of Courts Records Department (440) 329-5511 Then if the Records Center holds the file, they will have you contact us.
I want to date my home to see when it was built. Who do I call?
The Records Center has Auditors Tax Duplicate Records dating back to 1824. We have the microfilm available that you may research at the Center to get you this information. It would be most helpful to have the following information when you come to research: The city, village, or township, address, parcel number, and the owner of the property's name back in the early years.
Are all the county records here?
Not quite, we only accept inactive records that county employees consult less than once a month.
How many records are stored here?
Currently 10,347 cubic feet of inactive records are stored at The Records Center.
Are all the historical records here?
Not quite. We have some marriage records, but the majority of these are held by Probate Court. Birth and death records are in the Probate Court and the Health Department. Ask us and we will refer you to the appropriate department.
Are there more records to transfer into the Records Center?
As more records become inactive, they are transferred to The Records Center to clear primary office space.
What types of Records does the Records Center hold?
The Lorain County Records Center holds a tremendous amount of different records for Departments all over the County. It is our suggestion that you contact the Office of the Record Originator and if the information you need is in our Center, the department will give you our contact information. If you do not have the contact information of the Department, feel free to call us and we will be happy to assist you in getting you the information you need.
The Lorain County Records Center holds Records for the following Departments and Agencies: *** Please remember that not all departments have records that are all considered public records. Many have records that are deemed confidential under the Ohio Revised Code 149.43 that are not available for public viewing. We have noted (*) these departments that may have records under this law.