Birth and Death Records

Birth and Death Records


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    Resources and Links

    Deaths Outside Franklin County, but within Ohio

    Contact the county in which the birth or death occurred.
    Locations within Ohio or

    Ohio Department of Health
    Bureau of Vital Statistics
    P.O. Box 15098
    Columbus, OH 43215-0098
    Phone Number (614) 466-2531 or (614) 466-2532

    Births and Deaths Outside Ohio

    Contact the state in which the event (birth or death) occurred.
    List of state locations

    Older Records

    Birth & Death Records in Ohio from 1867 through December 20, 1908 are kept by the probate court of each county. There is NO statewide index to Ohio birth and death records prior to December 20, 1908.

    Franklin County Probate Court
    373 S High St 22nd Floor
    Columbus OH 43215 6311
    Phone number: (614) 525-3894
    Hours: 8:00 AM – 5:00 PM M-F

    Other Probate Court addresses within Ohio

    Unknown Date of Event (birth, death) and Place of Event (city, county)

    Search the Ohio Death Index (all counties) from 1908 to 1937

    Contact: Ohio Historical Society
    1982 Velma Ave.
    Columbus, OH 43211-2497
    Phone number:(614) 297-2439

    Searching Ohio Births and Deaths (all counties) and Adoptions (original birth certificate)

    Contact: Ohio Department of Health
    Bureau of Vital Statistics
    P.O. Box 15098
    Columbus, OH 43215-0098
    Phone number; (614) 466-2531 or (614) 466-2532
    More information

    Paternity Information
    (for single parents –adding father's name to birth certificate)

    Contact the local Vital Statistics agency, or the Paternity Enhancement Program for an "Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit” form. Completion of the form is voluntary. Both the natural father and mother of the child are required to sign this affidavit. The affidavit may be signed by both parents at the same time or at different times; however, each signature must be notarized at the time of signing.

    Paternity Enhancement Program
    131 N. High Street, Suite 620
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Phone Number: (614) 224-8909 0r 1-888-810-OHIO
    More information

    Social Security Information

    Social Security Administration
    200 N. High Street, Room 225
    Columbus, OH 43215
    Hours: 9:00 am to 4:00 pm, Monday through Friday

    Marriage & Divorce Records for Franklin County are located at:

    Franklin County Probate Court
    373 S. High St. (23rd Floor)
    Columbus, OH 43215-3894
    Phone number:(614) 525-3108

    Marriage & divorces records outside Franklin County and within Ohio

    Located at the county in which the event (marriage, divorce) occurred.
    List of addresses

    Passport Information

    Local number: (614) 469-4223