Birth and Death Records

Birth and Death Records

Hours 
Walk-in services will not available beginning March 16, until further notice. 

Applications can be submitted online, by phone or by mail.

www.vitalchek.com

1-877-648-0605

Contact
(614) 645-7331

VS@columbus.gov

Birth and Death Records Program Information

Temporary Closure of Walk-in Services - Beginning March 16

To help prevent the spread of illness, walk-in services for birth and death records will not be available at Columbus Public Health beginning March 16, 2020, until further notice. Applications can be submitted online, by phone or by mail.

Online: www.vitalchek.com                   

Phone: 1-877-648-0605

Mail (include application and $25 payment [check* or money order]):

  • Franklin County Office of Vital Statistics - Columbus Public Health
  • 240 Parsons Ave., Columbus, OH 43215 


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.

Closed weekends, official holidays and other posted times.

Mailing Address
Office of Vital Statistics
Columbus Public Health
240 Parsons Ave.
Columbus, Ohio  43215