Get a Birth or Death Certificate

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Program Information

Columbus Public Health Office of Vital Statistics strives to provide high quality services, which include:

  • Issuing certified copies of certificates for births (occurring in Ohio only) and deaths (occurring in Franklin County, Ohio only) from 1908 to present ($25 per certificate).
  • Registering all births, deaths, and fetal deaths occurring in Franklin County.
  • Issuing burial permits.
  • Assisting single parents with completing "Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavits."
  • Assisting with correcting birth and death certificates issued in Franklin County.

Applications can be submitted online, walk-in, by phone or by mail.