Birth & Death Certificates
The City of Cincinnati issues Birth Certificates for anyone born in Ohio. Certificates are public records and may be obtained by providing us with the necessary search information. Birth records are available from 1909 to present. All certified copies have a raised, embossed seal of the State of Ohio.
Birth Certificates are now applied for by using the Cincinnati Vital Records Kiosk. Enter the correct information. Pay for certificate at the Kiosk with cash or debit/credit cards. Vouchers are not accepted at the Kiosk.
Note: On the first Tuesday of the month, the office opens at 10:30 a.m.
- Birth Certificates: $22 per copy
- Death Certificates: $27 per copy.
- There is a $3.00 Non-refundable search fee on records not found
Please have the following information available when placing orders
- Full name as listed on the birth certificate
- Date of birth
- Mother's name and maiden name (her name prior to first marriage)
You can process online requests through the City of Cincinnati Health Department Birth & Death certificate ordering page. An additional fee of $1.95 will be charged for all credit card transactions and all major credit cards are accepted.
The City of Cincinnati Vital records has added three Satellite kiosks for more convenience to order Birth or Death certificates. These hours and locations are listed below. Death certificates may be ordered at Kiosk locations, but will be mailed out the next business day with the exception of our Main office at 1525 Elm Street, same day service is available.
Braxton Cann Satellite Office
5818 Madison Rd.
Cincinnati, Ohio 45227
Same Day Service
Wednesday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Thursday 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday 8:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Lunch 12 p.m. - 12:30 p.m.
10950 Hamilton Ave
Cincinnati, Ohio 45231
Customer Relations Rep will be available for same day service Tuesday and Thursday between 8:30am-4:00p.m.
Monday, Wednesday and Friday orders will be processed and mailed the next business day.
Note: On the first Tuesday of the month, the satellite kiosk will be open 1-4
234 Goodman Street (under cafeteria steps)
Cincinnati, Ohio 45219
Place orders only
Elm Street Health Center
Vital Records Main office location is located at 1525 Elm Street, first floor. For your convenience they are three kiosk machines that are available for applying for Birth and Death Certificates. Certificates may be picked up over-the-counter on the day applied for Monday thru Friday between the hours of 8am thru 4pm. Orders not picked up by 4pm will automatically be mailed the next business day.
Phone orders may also be placed by calling VitalChek at 1-866-550-1853. An additional $11 transaction fee is added to process your credit card order. Unless UPS Express delivery is requested, telephone and online orders will be returned via regular U.S. mail. Please allow up to 2-3 working days from the time we process your request until you receive your order. There is a $3 non-refundable search fee on all records not found.
Genealogists are permitted to come to our office to do research (by appointment only). Appointment hours are from 9 to 11 a.m. and 2 to 4 p.m., on Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays. Please call 513-352-3120 to schedule an appointment. The CHD Office of Vital Statistics has records starting in 1909. Records prior to 1909 are located at:
Ohio History Center
800 E. 17th Ave., Columbus Ohio, 43211
For the first five years after a decedent’s death, a decedent’s social security number shall not be included on a certified copy of the decedent’s death certificate unless that information is specifically requested to be on the certified copy by one of the following who presents proof satisfactory to the local registrar of the person’s identity. Please see ORC 3705.23
Customers requiring full death certificate will need to submit proper documentation and identification (through mail application or in person only).
All Death Certificates ordered at satellite locations will be mailed out next business day. Excluding Death certificates purchased at 1525 Elm Street during regular business hours will be received same day.
Death certificates that occur within City of Cincinnati corporate limits only
Burial Transit Permits 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 513-352-3120
To file a Death Certificate go to 1525 Elm Street.
After Hours and Holidays
- John Croxton at T.P. White Funeral Home: 513-231-7150
- Terena Deters at Ralph Meyer, Deters Funeral Home: 513-251-9700