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
225 Neilston Street
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
225 Neilston Street
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) 462-3108

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