Ohio Vital Records

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Ohio Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Ohio with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The Ohio Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the Ohio Department of Health - Bureau of Vital Statistics and order a certified copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

Ohio Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

Ohio Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Ohio Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in Ohio

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the Ohio government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

How long will it take to receive my vital records from Ohio?

Currently, you can expect to receive your vital records from the Ohio Department Of Health in 3 to 5 weeks.

What documents are required to order vital records from Ohio?

The Ohio Department Of Health requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID to complete the online application. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people can use a driver’s license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

How much does it cost to get a copy of a vital record from Ohio?

Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assisted service whenever you order birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates, or death records. Ohio will charge a $25.00 fee for each certified copy of a birth certificate; certified copies of marriage licenses and divorce decrees can only be obtained from the county where the event was recorded. Fees may vary; on average, you can expect to pay a $21.50 price—$25.00 for each death certificate. Any additional copy to your order will cost $25.00. A Money order is required.

Who can request vital records from Ohio?

There are limitations to who can request vital records from the Ohio Department of Health. It depends if the request is for a birth, marriage, or death certificate; the requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

How to order birth certificates and other vital records from Ohio?

There are two ways to order vital records in Ohio. The first and the easiest is through our service – Vital Records Online. You can complete your application process online and will receive your vital records by mail. Saving you time and a trip to the government agency. The second option is going, in person, to the public office where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming because of the long lines and paperwork typically associated with the Administration.

Get answers to more frequently asked questions

Ohio Vital Records Office
  • Physical address for walk-in requests
    > Currently closed to the public
    Ohio Department of Health
    Bureau of Vital Statistics
    4200 Surface Rd,
    Columbus, OH 43228

    Mailing address to send your vital records applications
    Ohio Department of Health Vital Statistics
    P.O. Box 15098
    Columbus, OH 43215-0098

  • Phone: (614) 466-2531
  • https://onlinevitals.com/directory-directories/locations/ohio-2/
Business Hours
Monday to Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM EST TIME
Saturday to Sunday - Closed

Important Notice
The Bureau of Vital Statistics is working remotely in accordance with Governor DeWine’s precautionary guidance on COVID-19.

Vital Records Online Mailing Center
PO Box 13471
Miami, FL 33101

Currently, this location is not open to the public.