Birth Certificate Corrections
Please call Vital Statistics at (614) 645-7331 for information
on how to correct an error on a birth certificate.
Adding a Father to a Birth Certificate
Single, unmarried mothers wishing to add a father to a birth certificate must complete an Acknowledgement of Paternity Affidavit that can be obtained from any hospital, child support enforcement agency, or local vital statistics office.
- Adding a father to a birth certificate takes approximately ninety (90) days to complete once the Paternity Affidavit is received and approved.
- Birth certificates are not to be returned to the Office of Vital Statistics until a new certificate is on file.
- To check on the status of a new birth certificate with the father’s name added, please call 614-645-7331.
Death Certificate Corrections
Contact the funeral home that submitted the original information.