ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
Apply online to get a certified copy of a Cleveland, Ohio (OH) birth certificate sent to your home! There is no need to wait in line at the vital records office.
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A legally-valid Cleveland birth certificate copy is a government-issued document that can be utilized to legally establish proof of a person’s:
An Ohio citizen may be required to present their OH birth certificate in some of the following instances:
The Cuyahoga County Office of Vital Statistics - Cleveland Department of Public Health issues birth certificates for citizens born in the State of Ohio from 1908 onwards.
Aside from the bureau of vital records located in Cuyahoga County, Cleveland, there are other areas in Ohio that have their own offices, including Cleveland City Hall, Cincinnati, Cuyahoga County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, Summit County, and Toledo.
A Cleveland, Ohio birth certificate can be requested online in just a few minutes. Simply complete the online birth certificate replacement application form and follow our personalized instructions. Placing an online order makes it no longer necessary to go through the hassle of visiting the vital records office and waiting in line for hours.
Completing the Ohio birth certificate application online saves Cleveland citizens the effort of waiting in long lines at the Cleveland vital records office.
Online birth certificate replacement is particularly useful since citizens will receive their Cleveland birth certificate by mail at their home address.
The first step to obtaining a certified copy of a Cleveland, Ohio birth certificate is completing the online birth certificate application with the following details:
Print, sign and pack the Cleveland, Ohio birth certificate application package in a large envelope with the following:
Then, mail the envelope to the Cleveland vital records office in Cuyahoga County.
Once your birth certificate request is processed, the Ohio birth certificate will be delivered to you by mail at the address you designated on the application form.
Citizens born in Ohio that require a certified copy of their birth certificate will be asked to send a clear photocopy of both sides of an acceptable form of photo ID as explained below with their completed birth certificate application form.
Cleveland citizens just need to follow these 3 steps to obtain a government-issued copy of an Ohio birth certificate:
Citizens born in Cleveland, Parma, Lorain, Elyria or in the rest of the State of Ohio, can order a government-issued birth certificate online which will be issued by the Columbia vital records office and sent to their home address.
Please note that as of October 1st, 2020, 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.
Birth certificates and death certificates are considered to be public records by the State of Ohio. Hence, Ohio is considered an "open record" state since vital records such as birth and death certificates can be obtained by anyone with the certificate bearer’s basic information outlined above.
The Bureau of Vital Statistics will issue a birth certificate to anyone who adequately fills out the birth certificate form.
Cleveland birth certificate orders must be accompanied by a photocopy of both sides of one of the following unexpired photo identification documents:
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.
To order a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate issued in Cleveland applicants must cover a state fee of USD $21.50. The fees must be submitted at the same time as the birth certificate application.
Ordering multiple certified copies of a Cleveland, OH birth certificate is always a good idea. Extra copies can be kept on file for future use or for your personal records.
Additional birth certificate copies ordered within a single application form carry a fee of USD 25$ per document issued.
The Cleveland vital records bureau will process your order after you have posted the Cleveland birth certificate application package including photocopies of your chosen photo ID and the required fees.
Most Cleveland birth certificate orders are filled within 3-8 weeks. Nevertheless, birth certificates for newborn babies may take longer to become available.
As soon as the Cleveland birth certificate is produced, it will be mailed to the applicant’s home address entered in the Ohio birth certificate application form.
Unfortunately, it is not possible to place a Cleveland birth certificate rush order at this time. Therefore, it is good practice to order extra copies of the birth certificates ahead of time to have ready at home for future needs.
Find the Cleveland Office of Vital Records and the Ohio Public Health offices of Vital Statistics where you can process your birth certificate copies in (OH).
Processing a birth certificate in the Cleveland Vital Records Office may be faster than the Ohio Vital Statistics Office. Notice that the fees can vary as well.
Regardless of whether the birth certificate you require is found or not, a non-refundable search fee will be charged.
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.
Cleveland Office of Vital Records
601 Lakeside Ave. Room 122
Cleveland, Ohio 44114
Birth certificates in Cleveland, Ohio can easily be ordered online:
Once processed, you will receive the OH birth certificate replacement at home
A certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate can be issued in Cleveland by placing an online order, mailing in your request, or walking into the Cleveland vital records office.
Walk-ins often entail long waits in line at the bureau of vital records.
The easiest way to get an official Cleveland birth certificate is to complete the application form online (available by clicking the button above) and have an expert revise it.
This way, you can be confident that your birth certificate application will be filled, not rejected, regardless of whether you mail it in or submit it in person.
A birth certificate replacement issued in Cleveland carries a state fee of $25 per copy.
Fees must be paid when submitting the Ohio birth certificate application complete with the documents detailed in your personalized instructions.
It is advisable to order more than one copy of the Cleveland birth certificate to keep on file for future use. Additional copies ordered within the same application form cost $25 each.
Citizens who need their name modified on a Cleveland, Ohio birth certificate need to: