Ohio State Public Records

Statewide Record Locations: 2

Metro Area Counties:

Cuyahoga | Franklin | Hamilton

Public Records in Ohio

Vital
birth records death records
Ohio Department of Health/Vital StatisticsLink_out
225 Neilston Street
Columbus, OH 43215
MAIL:
PO Box 15098
Columbus, OH 43215-0098
PHONE:
(614) 466-2531
PHONE:
(614) 466-2532
EMAIL:
WebMaster@gw.odh.state.oh.us
CONTACT:
Herman C. Butler, State Registrar; J. Nick Baird, M.D., Director
HOURS:
Mon–Fri 7:45–4:30
RECORDS:
Birth Records from 20 December 1908.
Death Records from January 1945.
NOTES:
  • County health departments also issue certified birth and death records.
State Archives
birth records death records
Archives-Library DivisionLink_out
Ohio Historical Society
Interstate Route 71 and 17th Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211
MAIL:
1982 Velma Avenue
Columbus, OH 43211-2497
PHONE:
(614) 297-2300
PHONE:
(614) 297-2510
PHONE:
(614) 297-2340 - Local History Office
FAX:
(614) 297-2411
EMAIL:
ohsref@ohiohistory.org
CONTACT:
George Parkinson, Chief, Archives-Library Division, and State Archivist; Gary J. Arnold, Head of Reference Services; Louise Jones, Head, Research Services
HOURS:
Tue–Sat 9:00–5:00
RECORDS:
Birth Records from before 1867.
Death Records from before 1867 to 1944.
NOTES:
  • The designated repository for local government records and historical manuscript materials from Delaware, Fairfield, Fayette, Franklin, Knox, Licking, Madison, Marion, Morrow, Pickaway and Union counties.