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Ohio

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: $21.50

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

Remarks: State office has birth records since December 20, 1908. For earlier birth and death records, write to the Probate Court in the county where the event occurred.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Treasury, State of Ohio. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (614) 466-2531. This is a recorded message.  Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Ohio Department of Health, Vital Records website.

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: $21.50

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

Remarks: State office has death records since January 1, 1954. For earlier death records, write to the Probate Court in the county where the event occurred. Death records that occurred December 20, 1908-December 31, 1954, can be obtained from:

Ohio Historical Society, Archives Library Division
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497

A searchable index to records from 1913 to 1944 is also available via the Ohio Historical Society Online Death Certificate Index.

Personal check or money order should be made payable to Treasury, State of Ohio. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (614) 466-2531. This is a recorded message.  Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Ohio Department of Health, Vital Records website.

Marriage

 

Event: Marriage (State)

Cost of copy: See remarks

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

Remarks: Copies of marriage records are not available from the State Health Department. Inquiries will be referred to appropriate office. For certified copies of marriage records, please write to the Probate Court in the county where the event occurred. Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available at this website.


Event: Marriage (county)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Probate Judge in county where license was issued.

Divorce

 

Event: Divorce (State)

Cost of copy: See remarks

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

Remarks: Certified copies are not available from the State Health Department. For certified copies of divorces, please write to county Clerk of Courts where the divorce was granted.  Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available at this website.


Event: Divorce (county)

Cost of copy: Varies

Address: See remarks

Remarks: Clerk of Court of Common Pleas in county where divorce was granted.

 

 
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