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Order Your Columbus (OH) Birth Certificate Online

Don’t waste time applying at your local government office! Order your certified Columbus (OH) birth certificate right now from the comfort of your own home.

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Legal Disclaimer: Birth Certificate Copy is a privately owned website that is not affiliated with, owned, or operated by any government agency. Birth Certificate Copy is an independent preparer that assists with vital records applications. You can access the necessary forms and apply for vital records directly with the corresponding government office.

Fill out our simple birth certificate application

Our streamlined application form takes just a few minutes to fill out, and you can complete it fully online. No trip to your local government office and no long lines to stand in.

Let our experts review your application and assemble your application package.

We’ll make sure your information is correct and that your application will be accepted. Your application package will include all of the documents and instructions you will need to get your birth certificate.

Get your Birth Certificate

You’ll send in your application package, then sit back and wait for your birth certificate to be mailed straight to your home.

Columbus (OH) Birth Certificate Replacement

Your certified Columbus birth certificate copy is a government-issued document that you can use to legally establish proof of your:

  • Citizenship
  • Identity
  • Age/Date of birth

You may be required to present your OH birth certificate when you:

If you were born in Ohio and your birth certificate was lost, misplaced, or stolen, it’s easy to apply online for a replacement copy of your vital record.

The Franklin County Office of Vital Statistics – Columbus Public Health Department is responsible for issuing copies of birth certificates that were filed in the state of Ohio from 1908 to present.

However, you do not have to apply at the main office. There are several other areas in Ohio that have their own offices, including Cleveland, Cincinnati, Cuyahoga County, Hamilton County, Montgomery County, Summit County, and Toledo.

You can apply for your Cleveland, Ohio birth certificate online, and the application takes just a few minutes to complete. All you have to do is fill out the birth certificate replacement application form and use the personalized instructions we include to submit it. No need for a trip to the vital records office.

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Who is eligible to apply?

Birth records are not restricted in Columbus. You can apply for a birth certificate for anyone, as long as you can provide the information required to find the record.

Your Columbus birth certificate is an important form of identification that you may need in order to start a new job, apply for or renew a passport or driver’s license, apply for government benefits, or sign up for school or sports.

Columbus Birth Certificate Requirements

To apply for a copy of a Columbus birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the Columbus vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity by including a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with your completed application form.

  • S. driver’s license
  • State-issued ID card
  • S. Passport

Mail your complete application package to:

Franklin County Office of Vital Statistics

Columbus Public Health

240 Parsons Ave.

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Columbus Birth Certificate Fees

Columbus charges a $25 fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for a Columbus Birth Certificate

Our online service lets you skip the long lines and red tape at your local government office, saving you time and hassle. Simply complete our short application, wait for our experts to assemble your application package, then follow the included instructions to submit your application to the Columbus vital records office. Once it’s processed, the vital records office will mail your birth certificate to you. In most cases, birth certificate applications in Columbus are processed within 7-10 business days. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods.

If you need a certified copy of your Columbus birth certificate, we recommend applying early to avoid delays. This will ensure that you get your certificate in time to apply for travel documents and passports, enroll in school or sign up for a sport, or start a new job.

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Ohio Vital Records Office

Listed below are the locations of both the Columbus Office of Vital Statistics and the Ohio Public Health offices of Vital Statistics. You may experience faster processing times by submitting your birth certificate application to the Columbus Vital Records Office.

It is generally recommended that you submit a birth certificate application to the county clerk’s office where the birth was first recorded. If you submit it to a different office and the records cannot be found, you will still be charged a non-refundable search fee.

Franklin County Office of Vital Statistics

Columbus Public Health

240 Parsons Ave.

Columbus, Ohio 43215

Ohio Vital Records offices

Ohio (OH) Birth Certificates

Ohio Department of Health
 Vital Statistics
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098

Ohio Office of Vital Statistics
 225 Neilston St,
Columbus, Ohio 43215

FAQs about Columbus Birth Certificates

How do I apply for a birth certificate copy in Columbus?

Our online application is the fastest way to apply for a certified copy of your Columbus birth certificate. All you have to do is:

  • Fill out the Columbus birth certificate application online. Our experts will review your application and make sure it is error-free, so your birth certificate can be issued directly.
  • Print, sign and pack your completed form, along with photocopies of your government-issued photo ID (see acceptable ID’s above).
  • Mail your application to the Columbus vital records office, along with all required documents and

The Columbus Bureau of Vital Statistics will process your application and send your birth certificate to your home address.

How long does it take to get a Columbus birth certificate?

Processing time for a certified copy of a Columbus birth certificate may vary depending on how you apply:

  • Mail-in orders take approximately 7-10 business days.
  • In-person applications usually require you to wait in line at your local office. You can contact your vital records office to enquire about operating hours and wait times.

To get the quickest turnaround time and avoid delays:

  • Fill out our online birth certificate application.
  • Our experts will verify your form to make sure it is error-free and will be accepted.
  • Follow the personalized instructions to submit your application and have your official Columbus birth certificate mailed to your home.

How much is a birth certificate in Columbus?

To get a certified copy of a Columbus birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $25.

Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting your application.

We recommend that you order multiple copies of your birth certificate, to ensure that you always have one available when you need it.

How to change my name on my Columbus birth certificate?

If you need to change the name on your Columbus, Ohio birth certificate, you’ll need to:

  • Click the link above to order a certified copy of your OH birth certificate.
  • Complete and notarize form HEA 2783 – Application for Correction of Birth Record
  • Provide any necessary affidavits or evidence of the name misspelling. If you have legally changed your name, you must also provide a court-issued Application to Change the Name of an Adult or Application to Change the Name of a Minor form.
  • Pay the applicable processing fees
  • Order a certified copy of the corrected birth certificate using our convenient online service.

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We take your privacy seriously. Our online service is completely secure and all of your data will be encrypted.

Personalized Service

We have a team of highly trained experts who will personally review your application and make sure that it is correct and will get you what you need. Your application will be accepted the first time and processed without delays.

ID Verification

Your application package will include detailed information and instructions. If your state requires you to send proof of identification, we will let you know and show you exactly what you need to send in with your application.

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Get Your Birth Certificate Now!

You can order your birth certificate using our secure online service and completing our simple application process in just 5 minutes. We will save you time and hassle and thanks to our expert assistance you know you’ll get exactly what you want.

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