Send all requests directly to Vital Statistics. Do not go through parallel FO. In
hardship cases, send an SSA-L706/SSA-L707 with third party draft and return envelope.
Response will take 4-6 weeks. If year of birth is unknown, add $3.00 to the basic
fee for each 10 year period to be searched. Make checks payable to “Treasury, State
of Ohio”. No records available prior to 1909. Call (614) 466-2531 for general information
Certified copies of divorce and marriage records are not available from the State
office. An index of these records is available since 1948 and inquiries will be forwarded
to the appropriate office.
FO cannot verify, certify or obtain free copy of birth/death records. Do not go through
the parallel FO.
Instructions for Verifying Birth Records as Required by RM 10210.250
Social Security offices can now verify the existence of a birth record directly with
the Ohio Department of Health as required by RM 10210.250 by using the Electric Verification of Vital Events (EVVE) system. For more information
about EVVE, see GN 00302.980.