Vital Records in Ohio

Vital records in Ohio are maintained by the Ohio Department of Health in Columbus, where they issue certified copies of birth, death, marriage & divorce certificates. Ohio has a statewide system, which means that all records can also be requested from any county department in Ohio.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Ohio Department of Health - Vital Statistics can provide:

Record Type Available From
Ohio Birth Records December 20, 1908 – 2017
Ohio Death Records January 1, 1954 – 2017
Ohio Divorce Records dependent on county
Ohio Marriage Records dependent on county

Find County Offices in Ohio

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County Year Founded
Adams County, OH July 10, 1797
Allen County, OH March 1, 1820
Ashland County, OH February 24, 1846
Ashtabula County, OH June 7, 1807
Athens County, OH March 1, 1805
Auglaize County, OH February 14, 1848
Belmont County, OH September 7, 1801
Brown County, OH March 1, 1818
Butler County, OH May 1, 1803
Carroll County, OH January 1, 1833
Champaign County, OH March 1, 1805
Clark County, OH March 1, 1818
Clermont County, OH December 6, 1800
Clinton County, OH March 1, 1810
Columbiana County, OH May 1, 1803
Coshocton County, OH January 31, 1810
Crawford County, OH April 1, 1820
Cuyahoga County, OH June 7, 1807
Darke County, OH January 3, 1809
Defiance County, OH April 7, 1845
Delaware County, OH April 1, 1808
Erie County, OH March 15, 1838
Fairfield County, OH December 9, 1800
Fayette County, OH March 1, 1810
Franklin County, OH April 30, 1803
Fulton County, OH April 1, 1850
Gallia County, OH April 30, 1803
Geauga County, OH March 1, 1806
Greene County, OH May 1, 1803
Guernsey County, OH March 1, 1810
Hamilton County, OH January 2, 1790
Hancock County, OH April 1, 1820
Hardin County, OH April 1, 1820
Harrison County, OH February 1, 1813
Henry County, OH April 1, 1820
Highland County, OH May 1, 1805
Hocking County, OH March 1, 1818
Holmes County, OH January 20, 1824
Huron County, OH March 7, 1809
Jackson County, OH March 1, 1816
Jefferson County, OH July 29, 1797
Knox County, OH March 1, 1808
Lake County, OH March 6, 1840
Lawrence County, OH December 21, 1815
Licking County, OH March 1, 1808
Logan County, OH March 1, 1818
Lorain County, OH December 26, 1822
Lucas County, OH June 20, 1835
Madison County, OH March 1, 1810
Mahoning County, OH March 1, 1846
Marion County, OH April 1, 1820
Medina County, OH February 18, 1812
Meigs County, OH April 1, 1819
Mercer County, OH April 1, 1820
Miami County, OH March 1, 1807
Monroe County, OH January 29, 1813
Montgomery County, OH May 1, 1803
Morgan County, OH December 29, 1817
Morrow County, OH March 1, 1848
Muskingum County, OH March 1, 1803
Noble County, OH April 1, 1851
Ottawa County, OH March 6, 1840
Paulding County, OH April 1, 1820
Perry County, OH March 1, 1818
Pickaway County, OH March 1, 1810
Pike County, OH February 1, 1815
Portage County, OH June 7, 1807
Preble County, OH March 1, 1808
Putnam County, OH April 1, 1820
Richland County, OH March 1, 1808
Ross County, OH August 20, 1798
Sandusky County, OH April 1, 1820
Scioto County, OH May 1, 1803
Seneca County, OH April 1, 1820
Shelby County, OH April 1, 1819
Stark County, OH February 13, 1808
Summit County, OH March 3, 1840
Trumbull County, OH July 10, 1800
Tuscarawas County, OH March 15, 1808
Union County, OH April 1, 1820
Van Wert County, OH April 1, 1820
Vinton County, OH March 23, 1850
Warren County, OH May 1, 1803
Washington County, OH July 27, 1788
Wayne County, OH March 1, 1808
Williams County, OH April 1, 1820
Wood County, OH April 1, 1820
Wyandot County, OH February 3, 1845