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Birth and Death Certificate Sign

Key Information

Birth certificates for new births typically takes 2-5 weeks to become available, depending on getting information from the birth hospital or center and registration within the State of Ohio records system.

For Faster Service

Print and complete the application from the link below, and mail it to Columbus Public Health, Office of Vital Statistics.


  • Payment for certified copies of birth or death certificates is due prior to receipt of the documents at our Cashier’s Office.
  • The Cashier’s Office accepts cash, personal checks, certified checks, money orders, or debit or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card only).
  • All payments are processed within 24 hours of receipt.