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Certified Birth Record - $21.50
Certified Death Record - $21.50
Certified Fetal Death Record - $21.50
Stillbirth Certificate - $0
Acknowledgement of Paternity - $7.00
Adoption File Release - $20.00
Heirloom Birth Certificate - $25.00

 


There are three ways to order certificates from the Bureau of Vital Statistics:

 

Online

The fastest way to get a certified copy of a birth or death record is to order online using a credit card.  Orders are processed within five business days.

 

Please select the link to place your order: https://odhgateway.odh.ohio.gov/OrderBirthCertificates/

 

Please note that once an online order is placed, we cannot cancel your request for a refund.

 


By Mail

To request a birth, death, fetal death, or stillbirth certificate, an affidavit of paternity, or adoption file via mail, please complete the Application for Certified Copies linked here and send to:

 

Ohio Department of Health

Bureau of Vital Statistics

PO Box 15098

Columbus, Ohio 43215-0098

 

Once completed, send the application with the total fee included.   For mail orders we only accept checks and money orders (in U.S. funds).  Please do not send cash or credit card information.  We do not offer expedited services.  All mail-in orders typically take 3-6 weeks to process.  To check the status of your order after three weeks, please call 614-466-2531.

 

If you would like to order a decorative heirloom birth record, the application can be found here.

 


In Person

Our office offers same day service for birth and death records as well as Acknowledgment of Paternities.  For fastest service bring a completed Application for Certified Copies (linked here).  We accept cash, credit card, check or money order.  Please visit our office 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM Monday – Friday at 225 Neilston Street, Columbus, Ohio 43215. 

 

All local Vital Statistics offices offer same day service as well.  Please click here for locations, contact information and fees for each office. 

 

 

Please Note: Our office does not currently accept orders over the phone. If you need to order by phone and/or need expedited services reference the table below to choose from one of the local Vital Statistics offices that offers these services.

 

VS Office Location
Phone Number Price Phone Fees Hours Expedited Shipping

Local Vital Statistics Offices with Expedited or Phone Service

Alliance City (Stark Co) (330) 821-7373 $25.00 $0.00 8:30 - 4:30 No
Ashtabula City (440) 992-7123 $25.00 $3.00 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Auglaize Co (419) 738-3410 $22.00 $7.00 8:00 - 4:00 Yes
Canton City (Stark Co) (330) 489-3231 opt. 3 $25.00 $0.00 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Clinton Co (937) 382-3829 $23.00 $0.00 7:30 - 4:30 No
Columbiana Co (330) 424-0272 $27.00 $7.00 8:00 - 4:00 Yes
Delaware Co (740) 368-1700 $24.00 $7.00 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Euclid City (Cuyahoga Co) (216) 289-2843 $25.00 $5.00 11:00 - 3:00 Yes
Fulton Co (419) 337-0915 $23.00 $7.00 8:30 - 4:30 Yes
Geauga Co (440) 279-1902 $23.00 $7.00 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Hamilton City (Butler Co) (513) 785-7094 $25.00 $0.00 8:30 - 4:30 No
Hamilton Co (513) 946-7805 $24.00 $2.00 7:30 - 4:30, except Thursdays 8:30 - 4:30 No
Holmes Co (330) 674-5035 $25.00 $1.50 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Lake Co (440) 350-2549 $21.50 $1.50 8:00 - 4:30, except Wednesdays 8:00 -6:30 No
Licking Co (740) 349-6535 opt. 4 $25.00 $0.00 8:00 - 5:00 Yes
Madison Co (740) 852-3065 $25.00 $0.00 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Medina Co (330) 723-9511 $24.00 $1.00 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Miami Co (937) 573-3500 $24.00 $0.00 8:00 - 3:30 Yes
Middletown City (Butler Co) (513) 425-1818 $25.00 $0.00 8:00 - 4:00 Yes
Montgomery Co (937) 496-3117 $22.00 $7.00 8:00 - 4:30 Yes
Norwood City (Hamilton Co) (513) 458-4600 $25.00 $0.00 8:00 - 4:00 No
Parma City (Cuyahoga Co) (440) 885-8816 $25.00 $0.00 8:30 - 4:00 No
Pickaway Co (740) 477-9667 $28.00 $0.00 8:00 - 4:30 No
Richland Co (419) 774-4500 $25.00 $1.50 8:00 - 4:30, except Fridays 8:00 - 4:00 Yes
Salem City (Columbiana Co) (330) 332-1618 $27.00 $7.00 9:00 - 4:00 Yes
Shelby Co (937) 498-7249 $25.00 $2.50 7:30 - 4:00 No
Summit Co (330) 812-3846 $22.00 $7.00 8:00 - 3:30, Mon & Thurs 8:00 - 4:45 Yes
Tuscarawas Co (330) 343-5555 ext. 125 $25.00 $0.00 8:00 - 4:00 No
Wayne Co (330) 264-9590 $25.00 $7.00 8:00 - 4:00 Yes
Williams Co (419) 485-3141 $25.00 $7.00 8:30 - 5:00 Yes

 

If you need further assistance, please call our Customer Service Line at 614-466-2531