Ohio Vital Records







Ohio State Vital Records Office

Ohio Department of Health
State Vital Statistics Unit
246 N High Street
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
(614) 466-2531

Make check or money order to the Treasury, State of Ohio. Uncertified copies of vital records is minimal - copying cost and postage. Indicate the copies are for genealogical use and you will be sent photocopies of the actual original marked "statistical"

Ohio Historical Society
Archives/Library Reference Questions
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
(614) 297-2510
email: ohsref@ohiohistory.org

Record Type Cost Dates Comments
Birth $9.00 Since 20 Dec. 1908
Death $9.00 31 Dec 1945
Birth/Death $3.00 1909-1945
Birth/Death/Marriage Prior to 1908/1908/1949 Some records may be held at the OHS. If not, they may be found at the probate court in the county where the event occured or at the Ohio Network of American History Research Centers or Latter Day Saint Family History Center.
Marriage/Divorce Since Sep. 1949
Divorce Prior to 1949 These records are maintained by the Court of Common Pleas in each county. Prior to 1851, the records were found in either the Supreme Court, the Chancery Court, or the Common Pleas Court.


Ohio Counties:

Adams, Allen, Ashland, Ashtabula, Athens, Auglaize, Belmont, Brown, Butler, Carroll, Champaign, Clark, Clermont, Clinton, Columbiana, Coshocton, Crawford, Cuyahoga, Darke, Defiance, Delaware, Elyria City, Erie, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Fulton, Gallia, Geauga, Greene, Guernsey, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Harrison, Henry, Highland, Hocking, Holmes, Huron, Jackson, Jefferson, Knox, Lake, Lawrence, Licking, Logan, Lorain, Lorain City, Lucas, Madison, Mahoning, Marion, Medina, Meigs, Mercer, Miami, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Morrow, Muskingum, Noble, Ottawa, Paulding, Perry, Pickaway, Pike, Portage, Preble, Putnam, Richland, Ross, Sandusky, Scioto, Seneca, Shelby, Stark, Summit, Trumbull, Tuscarawas, Union, Van Wert, Vinton, Warren, Washington, Wayne, Williams, Wood, Wyandot



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