Order your Cuyahoga County (OH) Birth Certificate Online

Apply online to get a certified copy of a Cuyahoga County, 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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US Birth Certificates continues to offer its vital records application preparation services during the COVID-19 outbreak.

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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Cuyahoga County (OH) Birth Certificate Replacement

A legally-valid Cuyahoga County birth certificate copy is a government-issued document that can be utilized to legally establish proof of a person’s:

  • Citizenship
  • Identity
  • Age

An Ohio citizen may be required to present their OH birth certificate in some of the following instances:

Citizens born in the State of Ohio whose birth certificate was lost, misplaced, or stolen can easily obtain an official copy of their vital record by ordering a replacement online.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Cuyahoga County, (OH) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

Ordering a Cuyahoga County, (OH) 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 Cuyahoga County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

How to Order a Cuyahoga County (OH) Birth Certificate

To order an authorized copy of a Cuyahoga County (OH) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it
  3. Mail it to the (OH) vital records office with the necessary requirements, a prepaid self-addressed envelope, and payment (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Copies of Cuyahoga County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 15098
225 Neilston Street
Columbus, OH 43216

Alternatively, Cuyahoga County citizens born in or around Cleveland, Parma, Lakewood, amongst other locations, can also order a certified copy of their birth certificate at the Cuyahoga County Clerk’s Office.

Citizens of Cuyahoga County who 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:

Ohio Department of Health
Vital Statistics
225 Neilston Street
Columbus, OH 43215

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.

Cuyahoga County birth certificate requirements

To get a certified copy of a Cuyahoga County, Ohio birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • 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
  • Purpose the birth certificate will be used for
  • Mother’s name prior to first marriage
  • Father’s name prior to first marriage

Print, sign and pack the Cuyahoga County, 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.

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.

Who can apply for a Birth Certificate in Cuyahoga County (OH)

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.

Cuyahoga County 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:

  • 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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Cuyahoga County (OH) Birth Certificate Cost

To order a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate issued in Cuyahoga County applicants must cover a state fee of USD . The fees must be submitted at the same time as the birth certificate application.

Ordering multiple certified copies of a Cuyahoga County, 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.

Cuyahoga County, Ohio Birth Certificate Processing Times

The Cuyahoga County vital records bureau will process your order after you have posted the Cuyahoga County birth certificate application package including photocopies of your chosen photo ID and the required fees.

Most Cuyahoga County 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 Cuyahoga County 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 Cuyahoga County 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.

Ohio Vital Records Office

Find the Cuyahoga County 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 Cuyahoga County 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.

FAQs about Cuyahoga County Birth Certificates

  • How to obtain a Cuyahoga County, Ohio birth certificate?

    Birth certificates in Cuyahoga County, Ohio can easily be ordered online:

    1. Fill out the online birth certificate application form. Our experts will verify it to ensure it is mistake-free so that your document can be issued on the first try (the form is available by clicking the button above)
    2. Print, sign and pack the complete birth certificate application package in a large envelope with:
    3. Send the envelope to the Cleveland vital records office in Cuyahoga County

    Once processed, you will receive the OH birth certificate replacement at home

  • Where can I obtain a birth certificate in Cuyahoga County, Ohio?

    A certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate can be issued in Cuyahoga County by placing an online order, mailing in your request, or walking into the Cuyahoga County vital records office.

    Walk-ins often entail long waits in line at the bureau of vital records.

    The easiest way to get an official Cuyahoga County 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.

  • How much does a birth certificate cost in Cuyahoga County?

    A birth certificate replacement issued in Cuyahoga County 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 Cuyahoga County birth certificate to keep on file for future use. Additional copies ordered within the same application form cost $25 each.

  • How to change your name on a Cuyahoga County birth certificate?

    Citizens who need their name modified on a Cuyahoga County, Ohio birth certificate need to:

    1. Order a certified copy of the OH birth certificate to be fixed (online form available by clicking the button above)
    2. Complete and notarize form HEA 2783 - Application for Correction of Birth Record
    3. Present necessary affidavits or proof of proper spelling to support the application. 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. Apply for a certified copy of the amended birth certificate (ordering online is the most convenient and avoids long lines at the vital records office)
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