Official Instructions & Application

Ohio Department of Health
Office of Vital Statistics
P.O. 15098
Columbus, Ohio 43215

Note: There is a tiny, tiny chance a birth parent may have redacted his or her name from their son or daughter’s original birth certificate. Redaction requests filed by birth parents were accepted until March 2015. Only 0.0006% of birth parents redacted before the deadline passed. In case you’re wondering, that’s 259 out of about 400,000 records on file.