Order Your Ohio (OH) Birth Certificate Online

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

Woman asking how to order a birth certificate in Ohio

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Ohio Birth Certificate Ordering Process

1. 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.

2. 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.

3. 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.

Get a new Ohio (OH) Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is a legal document that shows proof of identity, proof of citizenship, and allows you to apply for things like a passport, a social security card and a driver’s license. To obtain your Ohio (OH) birth certificate, simply fill out our online application and follow the custom submission instructions we will provide. Your Ohio birth certificate will be issued by the vital records office and mailed straight to your home.

Replace a lost Ohio Birth Certificate

When you need to replace an official document, it can be a confusing process. If your Ohio birth certificate has been lost, damaged, or stolen, you will need to apply for a replacement copy. Replace your birth certificate using our online application system for the state where you were born. Then, submit your application using the instructions provided with your application form.

Get a Certified Copy of Your Birth Certificate

A birth certificate is an important document to have. It allows you to prove your identity, age and American citizenship, which is vital when applying for things like passports, driver’s licenses, and government benefits. You may also need it to enroll in school or sign up for the military. To request an authorized copy, you will need to submit an application to the state and/or specific county you were born in.

To get a certified copy of your Ohio birth certificate, simply complete our online form then follow the detailed instructions we provide to submit your application and have your birth certificate mailed straight to your home.

You must apply for a certified copy of your birth certificate through the state you were born in. If you were born in Ohio, then that is where you should request your birth certificate from. You can get your birth certificate from the Ohio (OH) vital records office, or from the county health department.

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Who is eligible to apply?

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

Your Ohio 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.

Ohio Birth Certificate Requirements

To apply for a copy of an Ohio birth certificate, you will need to fill out an application and mail it to the Ohio 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.

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

Mail your complete application package to:

Vital Statistics

Ohio Department of Health

P.O. Box 15098

Columbus, OH 43215-0098

Ohio Birth Certificate Fees

Ohio charges a $21.50 fee to apply for a birth certificate. You must include the full payment with your application.

Processing Time for an Ohio 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 Ohio 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 Ohio are processed within 3-6 weeks. However, applications may take longer during peak request periods.

If you need a certified copy of your Ohio 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

We’ve provided a complete list of all Ohio Vital Records and Health offices that can issue Birth Certificate copies.

However, you may experience faster processing times at a more rural or smaller county office. Some offices may only issue short-form birth certificates, instead of long-forms.

Ohio Vital Records offices

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 Department

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 Birth Certificates

Cleveland Vital Records
601 Lakeside Avenue, Room 122
Cleveland, OH 44114

Columbiana County Health Department

7360 St. Rt. 45
Lisbon, OH 44432

Columbus Birth Certificates

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 Street 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

Hamilton County Public Health

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

FAQs about Ohio Birth Certificates

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

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

  • Fill out the Ohio 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 Ohio vital records office, along with all required documents and

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

Where do I get a birth certificate in Ohio?

You apply for a copy of your Ohio birth certificate by ordering online, by mail, or in-person at an Ohio vital records office.

However, applying in person may result in waiting in line for hours at the vital records office.

The easiest and most convenient way to order your certified Ohio birth certificate copy is by clicking on the link above and applying online. Your application will even be reviewed by an expert to make sure all of your information is correct.

You’ll be able to apply with confidence, knowing that your birth certificate application will be processed, not delayed or rejected.

How much is a birth certificate in Ohio?

To get a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate, you will have to pay the state fee of $21.50.

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 Ohio birth certificate?

If you need to change the name on your 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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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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