ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
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.
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 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:
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.
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:
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:
Obtaining a legally-valid certified copy of a Columbus, Ohio birth certificate can be done by following a few easy steps.
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 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.
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:
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.
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.
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.
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.
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
Obtaining a Columbus, Ohio birth certificate can easily be done online:
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.
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.
To change the name on a Columbus, Ohio birth certificate: