Are death certificates public record in Ohio?
The Bureau of Vital Statistics can now issue certified copies of Birth Certificates for everyone born in the state of Ohio. Ohio is an “open record” state, and vital records (births and deaths) are considered to be public records by the State of Ohio.
What do I need to get a birth certificate in Ohio?
You need to have a completed application form for a certified copy of an Ohio birth certificate. If you are applying for a copy of your own birth certificate, you need to provide a copy of your official photo ID. For example, you can provide your driver’s license, military ID, or a passport.
Where do I get a certified copy of my birth certificate in Ohio?
Certified copies of Ohio birth records may be ordered through local vital records offices. Ohio marriage records and Ohio divorce records are maintained by the county probate court in the county where the marriage or divorce occurred. You may order copies of Ohio vital records through VitalChek with expedited shipping.