City of Shelby Health Department

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Phone:  419-342-5226
Fax:  419-342-3085

Marilyn S. John                                                  Dr. Ajay Chawla
Mayor                                                               Medical Director/Health Commissioner                     

John Harbeck, R.S.                                            Jennifer Perkins, BSN, RN
Director of Environmental Health                         Director of Nursing                        

Andrea Barnes, R.S.                                           Kim Barnes, LPN

Registered Sanitarian                                          Administrative Assistant                  



The Ohio Department of Health has released information on the proposed sewage treatment rules.  Please click here for more information.



Restaurant and Swimming Pool Inspection Reports completed by the Shelby Health Department can be viewed by clicking here.



Please click here for our immunization schedule.

Please click here for the flu vaccine schedule.


The legal authority for local health departments is found primarily in the Ohio Revised Code, while specific implementation guidelines are found in the Ohio Administrative Code and Shelby Charter Section 50.


  • School Inspection
  • Swimming Pool Inspections
  • Nuisance Complaints
  • Animal Bites
  • Environmental Pollution
  • Health Promotion
  • Emergency Preparedness
  • Health Education
  • Food Protection
  • Restaurant Inspections
  • Vending Inspections
  • Temporary Food Service Inspections
  • Food Poisoning Investigations
  • Sewage Disposal Services
  • Water Supplies


The Shelby Health Department provides nursing services including:

Walk-In Immunization Clinic: Second Wednesday of each month, 9:30 AM-12 PM and 1:30 P.M. to 3:00P.M. Please bring Immunization Record. 

Health Screenings:  Every Mon-Fri, 8AM-5PM, please call 419-342-5226 for an appointment

Blood Pressure Screenings:  First Monday of each month, 9:30-10:30 AM at Marvin Memorial Library, 29 W. Whitney Avenue, Shelby, OH  44875.  The December 2013 screening will be held on December 9th instead of December 2nd.


  • Communicable Disease Control
  • Health Education
  • Genetic Disease Control
  • Nutrition Services
  • Immunization Services
  • Chronic Disease Control
  • Health Screenings
  • Blood Pressure Screenings
  • Preventative Services


The Shelby Health Department provides a HOTLINE for a link for any of our services.  Please call 419-342-5226.

VITAL STATS- Birth and Death Certificates

Registrar:  Stacey Hiatt; Contact Number:  419-347-5131 e-mail:

Deputy Registrar:  Kim Barnes; Contact Number:  419-342-5226

The Vital Statistics division of the Shelby Health Department can now issue certificates of all births in the State of Ohio.  Death Certificates are available from 1908. City of Shelby death records before those dates are kept at the Richland County Probate Courthouse in Mansfield, OH.

Deaths Certificates must be obtained in the city, county or state that the death occured in.  If you do not know the location of an Ohio death, you may obtain those certificates from the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus.  All original Ohio birth and death certificates are permanently placed on file at the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus. Their web site is

Certified copies of certificates are available at Shelby City Hall.  Certified copies cost $25.00.  Certificates may be obtained through our walk-in service or by mail and no appointment is necessary.  We accept cash or checks.  All questions regarding birth and death certificate copies or spelling corrections should be directed to the Registrar at 419-347-5131. To download an application for a birth or death certificate, click here.

Another service provided by the Vital Statistics division is acknowledgement of paternity affidavits.  The completion of paternity affidavits is voluntary and acknowledges that a parent and child relationship exists.  The affidavit places responsibility for support of the child on the alleged father.

The Vital Statistics Department also issues burial-transit permits to area funeral directors.

Food Safety

Food Safety during an emergency situation is important. Below you will find guidelines regarding food safety during a catastrophe.

Emergency Fire  & Food Safety
Emergency Flood & Food Safety
Emergency Power Outage & Food Safety
Emergency Water Interruption & Food Safety

Food Safety for the Public

Holiday Food Safety
Seven Super Steps to Safe Food in the Summer
Bac® to School
Ohio Hunters should take food safety precautions
Spring Clean Your Way to a Safer Kitchen

Ohio Department of Agriculture-Food Safety

Ohio Department of Agriculture-Food Recalls

Ohio Department of Agriculture-Food Recalls-RSS Feeds

Ohio Department of Health-Food Safety