Obtaining Certified Birth Certificate

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Obtaining Certified Birth Certificate

State of Ohio

If you do not have an original, certified birth certificate for your child and your child was born in Ohio, you may obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate at any Vital Records Office within Ohio. There is a fee required. They will provide you with a certified copy while you wait or you may also obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate by mail.

Wood County Health Department of Vital Records is located at 1840 East Gypsy Lane Road, Bowling Green, OH 43402-9137. The office is open Monday-Friday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., excluding holidays. For more details, call 419-352-8402 or 419-244-1610.

Toledo Lucas County Health Department – Vital Records Department is located at 635 N. Erie Street, Toledo, OH 43624. Monday-Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. For more details, call 419-213-4100.

Out of the State of Ohio

The following website: https://www.vitalchek.com/birth-certificates has links and information for all states to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate for your child. There are addresses and phone numbers for the various agencies in each state. Most of these agencies have a fee required to obtain a certified birth certificate.

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