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Request an official Columbus, Ohio (OH) birth certificate online and receive it at home! There is no longer a need to visit the vital records office nor wait for hours on end.

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Columbus, Ohio (OH) Birth Certificate Replacement

A certified Columbus birth certificate copy can be easily obtained if a citizen born in the State of Ohio needs an extra copy of their vital record.

A government-issued copy of a Columbus birth certificate is an official document that serves as legally proof of an individual’s:

  • Identity
  • Age
  • Citizenship

Some situations in which a citizen may be asked to provide a copy of an OH birth certificate include:

The Franklin County Office of Vital Statistics - Columbus Public Health Department issues certificates for births that occurred in Ohio from 1908.

Aside from the vital records office in Franklin County, Columbus, there are other locations in Ohio that have their own bureaus, including Cleveland City Hall, Cincinnati, Cuyahoga County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, Summit County, and Toledo.

An Ohio citizen who has lost, misplaced or had their birth certificate stolen, has no need to visit the vital records office in person, since the Columbus, Ohio birth certificate can be ordered online in just a few minutes.

Simply complete the online birth certificate replacement application form and follow our personalized instructions.

How to Order a Columbus (OH) Birth Certificate

Filling out the birth certificate application form online will save you the hassle of waiting in line for hours at the Columbus vital records office since your document will be delivered to your doorstep.

To request a Columbus, Ohio birth certificate with official validity, you can fill out the online application form with the following information:

  • Last name (as it would appear on the certificate)
  • First name
  • Sex
  • Date of birth
  • Name of hospital or address where the citizen was born
  • The reason why you need the birth certificate
  • Mother’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name or parent’s name prior to first marriage

After completing the online Columbus, Ohio birth certificate application form, you simply need to print and sign it. Then, mail it to the Columbus vital records office in Franklin County along with a copy of a valid photo ID, and the payment for each copy of the vital record you need to obtain.

The Ohio birth certificate will be delivered to you by mail at the address you enter on the application form.

Nationals born in Ohio that need a certified copy of their birth certificate issued will have to provide a clear photocopy of both sides of an acceptable form of photo ID as explained below with a completed application form:

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Obtaining a legally-valid certified copy of a Columbus, Ohio birth certificate can be done by following a few easy steps.

  1. Complete the birth certificate application form with the citizen’s basic information— this takes no more than 5 minutes
  2. Print, sign and mail the completed birth certificate application package along with the required documents and necessary payment to the Columbus vital statistics office (see full address below)
  3. Receive a certified copy of your Ohio birth certificate endorsed with the registrar’s signature, and raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal. The document will also include the date the certificate was filed with the Ohio registrar’s office

Citizens born in Akron, Cincinnati, Columbus, Cleveland, Toledo or anywhere in the state of Ohio, you can order your birth certificate online and it will be issued by the Columbus vital records office.

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.

Who can apply for a Columbus (OH) birth certificate

The State of Ohio is considered an "open record" state. This means that vital records such as birth certificates and death certificates are considered to be public records by the State of Ohio.

Therefore, anyone with an Ohio-born citizen’s basic information can request a birth certificate and the Bureau of Vital Statistics will issue them a certified copy of the birth certificate.

You may send photocopies of any of the following unexpired photo identification documents along with the Columbus, Ohio birth certificate application package:

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
  • 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.

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Columbus (OH) Birth Certificate Cost

Each certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate issued in Columbus entails a fee of USD that must be submitted along with the application.

It is good practice to order multiple certified copies of a Columbus, 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.

Columbus (OH) Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have posted the complete Columbus birth certificate application package, with photocopies of your chosen government-issued ID and the appropriate fees, the Columbus vital records bureau will process your request.

In most cases, your Columbus birth certificate order will be filled within 7-10 business days. 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 Columbus 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.

Ohio Vital Records Office

The following show you the Vital Record of Columbus and the Public Health offices of Ohio that can provide birth certificate copies.

Keep in mind that the Franklin County office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. However, the fees may vary as well, so please inquire about the exact amount due wherever you decide to submit your Columbus birth certificate application.

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.

Franklin County Office of Vital Statistics
Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio 43215

FAQ

  • How to get a birth certificate in Columbus, Ohio?

    Obtaining a Columbus, Ohio birth certificate can easily be done online:

    1. Complete the online birth certificate application form. Our experts will verify it to ensure it is error-free so that your vital record can be issued (the form is available by clicking the button above)
    2. Print, sign and pack the complete birth certificate application package with the following:
    3. Send the complete package to the Columbus vital records office in Franklin County Once processed, you will receive the OH birth certificate replacement at home
  • Where can I get a birth certificate in Columbus, OH?

    Obtaining a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate issued in Columbus may be done by placing an online order, mailing in your request, or walking into the vital records office in Columbus.

    Walk-ins often require waiting in line for hours at the vital records bureau.

    The most practical way to get a legally-valid Columbus 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.

  • How much does a Columbus birth certificate cost?

    A replacement copy of a Columbus 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 Columbus birth certificate to keep on file for future use. Additional copies ordered within the same form cost $25 each.

  • How to change your name on a Columbus birth certificate?

    To change the name on a Columbus, Ohio birth certificate:

    1. Request a certified copy of the OH birth certificate to be corrected (online form available by clicking the button above)
    2. Fill out and notarize form HEA 2783 - Application for Correction of Birth Record
    3. Submit necessary affidavits or proof of proper spelling to support request. Complete name changes need an Application to Change the Name of an Adult or Application to Change the Name of a Minor form (provided by the Court)
    4. Pay fees
    5. Order a certified copy of the amended birth certificate (applying online is the most convenient and avoids long lines at the vital records office)
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