Request Your Ohio (OH) Birth Certificate Online

Long gone are the waiting lines in government offices. Order your official Ohio (OH) birth certificate from the comfort of your home!

Important information about the covid-19

US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine.

Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible.

Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.

Legal Disclaimer: US Birth Certificates is a privately owned website that is not affiliated with, not owned or operated by any government agency. US Birth Certificates is an independent preparer that provides vital records application preparation assistance services. If you are looking for blank forms, you can get them for free at the relevant state office.

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Obtain a new Ohio (OH) Birth Certificate

A birth certificate issued by the state vital records office in Ohio State is an official document that legally proves a citizen’s identity. Certified copies of an OH birth certificate can be used to enroll in school, apply for a passport or driver’s license, amongst other procedures.

Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics and Registry keep records of the birth of every child born in the state from January 1919 to the present.

Several counties in Ohio have vital records offices, including Cuyahoga County, Franklin County, Hamilton County, Summit County, and Montgomery County, and the cities of Columbus, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Toledo.

You can request an Ohio birth certificate online in just a few minutes. Simply follow our personalized instructions. Read on to find out how to apply for your birth certificate replacement.

Ohio Birth Certificate Replacement

In the event that you need a certified copy of your OH vital record because your birth certificate was lost, damaged, stolen, or destroyed, you can now easily request one online in a few simple steps.

Ordering an official copy of your Ohio Birth Certificate online will take about 5 minutes of your time. You can mail your completed application package to the Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics and thus avoid waiting in long lines.

You will receive a certified copy of your Ohio birth certificate endorsed with the registrar’s signature, and raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal. Your copy will also include the date the certificate was filed with the Ohio registrar’s office.

If you were born in Columbus, Cleveland or anywhere in the state of Ohio and request a certified copy, your birth certificate will be issued by the Ohio Department of Health.


How to Request a Birth Certificate in Ohio

In order to get a copy of your birth certificate issued by the Ohio Department of Health, you need to follow some simple steps.

Ordering your birth certificate online will help you avoid a trip to a vital records office as well as waiting in line since you will receive your documents at home.

The Ohio Department of Health issues authorized copies that date back to 1919. To request your certificate, you need to fill out the online application form with the following data:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Sex
  • Exact date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where you were born.
  • Why do you need the certificate
  • Your mother's name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Your father's name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

After you have completed the online birth certificate request form, you simply need to print it, sign it, and mail it to the Ohio Department of Health along with a copy of a valid photo ID, and the payment for each copy of the certificate you need to obtain.

All Ohio-born citizens that need to get a certified copy of their birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy of both sides of one of the forms of photo ID listed below along with a completed application form:

Please note that as of October 1st, 2021, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

Who can apply for a OH birth certificate

In order to request an authorized copy of a birth certificate issued in Ohio you either need to be the certificate holder, or one of the following eligible citizens:

if you are the parent, the child, the spouse, the sibling, the grandparent or grandchild of the person named on record. You may also request if you are the legal guardian, the legal representative or if you have a court order.

Ohio Birth Certificate Requirements

Either of the following picture IDs will be accepted by the Ohio Department of Health, as long as they are still valid:

All those born in the state of Ohio that need to request a certified copy of their birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy of both sides of one of the forms of photo ID listed below along with a completed application form:

  • State of Ohio Driver’s License
  • State of Ohio ID Card
  • Driver’s license issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory state-issued
  • Photo State Identification Card issued by another U.S. State, jurisdiction or territory

Nationals applying to get a driver’s license, Social Security Card, or US passport will need an official copy of their Ohio State birth certificate. This certified copy will also serve citizens getting married or registering for school.

Please note that what validates this type of birth certificate copy for legal purposes is the fact that it carries the official state registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored Seal. This document will also have the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.


Ohio Birth Certificate cost

The issuance of an authorized copy of your birth certificate in Ohio carries a fee of $25.

If you require more than one certified copy of an Ohio State birth certificate, you may request them by paying the fee of $25 for each copy you need.

The benefit of applying for a birth certificate online is that you can obtain it without having to visit the vital records office not wait in long lines.

Ohio Birth Certificate processing times

Once you have mailed the complete application package, along with a copy of both sides of your photo ID and paid the fees, the Ohio vital records office will process your request.

In most cases, your birth certificate order in Ohio will be filled within 3-6 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy by post, at your home or office address, as stated in your application form.

Unfortunately, rush orders are not available for Ohio vital records. Therefore, it is advisable to request a copy of your birth certificate ahead of time so as to avoid delays.

This is especially important when you need to present your birth certificate for a procedure that has a strict deadline, such as school enrollment, retirement planning, or having a passport issued in time for a trip abroad.

FAQs about Ohio Birth Certificates

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Our team of experts are trained in all states and will review each application to make sure there is no information missing and that everything is correct. This way you will avoid delays and get exactly what you are looking for when you order your birth certificate online.

ID Verification

Some states require that you provide a copy of your photo ID card to order a certified copy of your birth certificate. Our complete application package provides all the information on which documents you need to provide and how to go about it.