Birth and Death Records

Birth and Death Records

Hours 
8:00 am - 4:15 pm 
Mon, Tue, Thur, and Fri 

9:00 am - 4:15 pm
Wed

Same-day Service 
Mon - Fri until 4:00 pm

Contact
(614) 645-7331

VS@columbus.gov

Walk-in Same Day Service


Key Information

  • Walk-in Same Day Service is available at 240 Parsons Ave. during the hours listed.
  • Birth certificates for new births typically takes 8 – 10 weeks to become available, depending on getting information from the birth hospital or center and registration within the State of Ohio records system.
  • If a certificate is not available at the time of walk-in same day service, the certificate will be mailed via U.S. Postal Service once it is available.

For Faster Service

Print and complete the application from the link below, and bring it to Columbus Public Health, Office of Vital Statistics.

Payment

  • Payment for certified copies of birth or death certificates is due prior to receipt of the documents at our Cashier’s Office. 
  • The Cashier’s Office accepts cash, personal checks, certified checks, money orders, or debit or credit cards (Visa, MasterCard, or Discover Card only). 
  • All payments are processed within 24 hours of receipt.