ORDER YOUR 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!
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.
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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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
The following show you a complete list of Ohio Vital Records and Health offices that can provide Birth Certificate copies.
Keep in mind that county offices may not be near you, but they can sometimes process requests faster than the (OH) state vital records office. However applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form.
Allen County Health Department
219 East Market Street
Lima, OH 45802
Ashland County Health Department
1763 St. Rt. 60
Ashland, OH 44805
Auglaize County Health Departmentt
813 Defiance St
Wapakoneta, OH 45895
Brown County Health Department
826 Mt. Orab Pike
Georgetown, OH 45121
Butler Birth Certificates
Butler County Health Department
301 S. 3rd Street
Hamilton, OH 45011
Cincinnati Birth Certificates
Cincinnati Vital Records
1525 Elm Street 4th Floor,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Clark Birth Certificates
Clark County Health Department
529 East Home Road
Springfield, OH 45503
Cleveland Vital Records
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 122
Cleveland, OH 44114
Columbiana County Health Department
7360 St. Rt. 45
Lisbon, OH 44432
Franklin County Bureau Of Vital Records
240 Parsons Avenue
Columbus, OH 43215-5331
Crawford County General Health District
1520 Isaac Beal Road
Bucyrus, OH 44820
Darke County Health Department
300 Garst Ave.
Greenville, OH 45331
Defiance County General Health District
1300 East Second Street, Suite 100
Defiance, OH 43512
Delaware General Health District
1 West Winter Streeet 2nd Floor,
Delaware, OH 43015
Fulton County Health Department
606 S. Shoop Avenue
Wauseon, OH 43567
Geauga County Health District
470 Center St., Building 8
Chardon, OH 44024
Greene County Combined Health District
360 Wilson Dr.
Xenia, OH 45385
250 William Howard Taft, 2nd Floor
Cincinnati, OH 45219
Hancock County Health Department
7748 CR 140
Findlay, OH 45840
Highland County Department Of Health
1487 N. High St., Suite 400
Hillsboro, OH 45133
Jefferson County Health Department
500 Market Street, 6th Floor
Steubenville, OH 43952
Lakewood Vital Statistics
12805 Detroit Avenue
Lakewood, OH 44107
Lorain County Public Health
9880 S. Murray Ridge Road
Elyria, OH 44035
Marion Public Health
181 South Main Street
Marion, OH 43302
Massillon City Health Department
111 Tremont Ave SW
Massillon, OH 44647
Meigs County Department Of Health
112 E. Memorial Dr., Suite A
Pomeroy, OH 45769
Montgomery County Vital Records
117 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
Salem City Health District
230 North Lincoln Ave., Suite 104
Salem, OH 44460
Seneca County General Health District
71 South Washington Street, Suite 1102
Tiffin, OH 44883
Stark County Health Department
3951 Convenience Circle N.W.,
Canton, OH 44718
Summit County General Health District
1867 West Market St., Bldg A
Akron, OH 44313
Toledo - Lucas County Health Dept
635 North Erie Street
Toledo, OH 43604
Warren County Combined Health District
416 S. East Street
Lebanon, OH 45036
Wayne County Health Department
203 S. Walnut Street
Wooster, OH 44691
Williams County Department Of Health
310 Lincoln Avenue, P.O. Box 146
Montpelier, OH 43543
Wood County Health Department Vital Records
1840 E. Gypsy Lane Road Bowling
Green, OH 43402
Youngstown City Health District
9 West Front St
Youngstown, OH 44503
Getting an Ohio birth certificate online is easy:
Once processed, you will receive the OH birth certificate at home
To get a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate, you may order online, mail in your request, or walk into the vital records office.
Walk-ins often require waiting in line for hours at the Office of Vital Records.
The most convenient way to get an official OH birth certificate is to fill out the application form (available by clicking the button above) online and have it revised by an expert.
This way, whether you mail it in or submit it in person, you can be sure your birth certificate application will be filled, not rejected.
Ordering a birth certificate in Ohio bears a state fee of $25 per copy.
Payment must be submitted at the same time as the OH birth certificate request, along with the documents detailed in your personalized instructions.
It is good practice to order more than one copy to keep on file for future use. Additional copies ordered within the same birth certificate application form carry a fee of $25 each.
To change the name on an Ohio birth certificate: