ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
Order a Cincinnati, Ohio (OH) birth certificate online to avoid long lines at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of a Hamilton County birth certificate mailed to you.
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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Citizens born in the City of Cincinnati or the Hamilton County are issued a Ohio birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.
This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Cincinnati citizen needs to:
If your Cincinnati, Ohio birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Hamilton County birth certificate replacement.
Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Cincinnati, (OH) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.
Ordering a Cincinnati, Ohio birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.
Once your Cincinnati birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.
These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Cincinnati, Ohio:
Long-form copy of a Cincinnati, (OH) birth certificate: a government-issued copy of the original document, the only type that can be used for legal purposes. Also known as certified copy of a birth certificate. Short-form copy of a Cincinnati, (OH) birth certificate: an abstract of the birth record that only shows the individual's basic information. Also known as informational copy. It cannot be used for legal purposes.
Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.
Official copies carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.
To order an authorized copy of a Cincinnati, Ohio birth certificate:
Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.
Copies of Cincinnati Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:
Cincinnati Health Department
1525 Elm Street 4th Floor,
Cincinnati, OH 45202
Citizens of Cincinnati, OH who would prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours —although this usually entails waiting in line:
Cincinnati Health Department
10950 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, 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.
To get a certified copy of a Cincinnati, Ohio birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:
Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Cincinnati birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.
Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:
An official copy of a Cincinnati birth certificate can be ordered by:
Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Cincinnati birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.
If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.
This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Certain counties may have additional requirements.
Ohio Authentications Unit street address:
Ohio Secretary of State
22 N 4th St,
Columbus, OH 43215
Each certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate issued in Cincinnati entails a fee of USD that must be submitted along with the application.
It is good practice to order multiple certified copies of a Cincinnati, OH birth certificate, whether to keep on file for future use or for your reference.
Additional birth certificate copies ordered within the same application form carry a fee of USD $25 per copy.
Once you have posted the complete Cincinnati birth certificate application package, with photocopies of your chosen government-issued ID and the appropriate fees, the Cincinnati vital records bureau will process your request.
In most cases, your Cincinnati birth certificate order will be filled 3-6 weeks. However, new birth certificates may take longer to become available.
As soon as the birth certificate is issued, it will be posted to your home or office address, as stated in your Ohio birth certificate application form.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to place a Cincinnati birth certificate rush order at this time. Therefore, it is advisable to order extra copies of the birth certificates ahead of time to keep on file for future use.
The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Ohio.
Keep in mind that the Cincinnati Public Health office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office.
Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.
Therefore, in most cases, unless you are filing at the state vital records office, it is advisable to submit a birth certificate application at the county clerk’s office where the birth was first recorded, whenever possible. That way, you can be sure that the search will result in the certified birth certificate being issued.
In some cases, applying at a different county office may result in the bureau issuing a short-form birth certificate instead of long-form should they not have the file on location. In other cases, you may be issued a document stating the birth record was not found.
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 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
117 S. Main Street
Dayton, OH 45402
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
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
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
Obtaining a Cincinnati, Ohio birth certificate can easily be done online:
Obtaining a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate issued in Cincinnati may be done by placing an online order, mailing in your request, or walking into the vital records office in Ohio.
Walk-ins often require waiting in line for hours at the vital records bureau.
The most practical way to get a legally-valid Cincinnati birth certificate is to fill out the application form online (available by clicking the button above) and have it revised by an expert.
This way, regardless of whether you mail it in or submit it in person, you can be confident that your birth certificate application will be filled, not rejected.
A replacement copy of a Cincinnati birth certificate bears a state fee of $25 per copy.
Fees must be paid when the OH birth certificate application and the documents detailed in your personalized instructions are submitted.
It is advisable to order more than one copy of the Cincinnati birth certificate to keep on file for future use. Additional copies ordered within the same form cost $25 each.