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 Cincinnati Vital Records Kiosk. Enter the correct information. Pay for certificate at the Kiosk. Customers may pay for their certificates via cash or credit/ debit 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: $22.00 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)
  • Fathers full name on Birth record

In Person

Elm Street Health Center

1525 Elm Street, first floor. Certificates may be picked up over-the-counter on the day applied for using the new Kiosk’s between the hours of 8-3 p.m.  Orders not picked up by 3 p.m. will be mailed.

Braxton F. Cann Clinic

5818 Madison Road (starting April 6,  2015)

Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Customer Relations Representative will be available Monday-Wednesday & Friday 8:30am-3:30pm & Thursday 1pm-5:30pm for same day service.

Note: On the first Tuesday of the month, representative available at 11:30 a.m.

Mt Healthy

10950 Hamilton Ave (Seven Hills near BMV inside Wic office)

Cincinnati Ohio 45231

Customer Relations Representative will be available for same day service Tuesday and Thursday between 8:30am-3:30pm

Monday, Wednesday and Friday orders will be processed and mailed the next business day.

Note: On the first Tuesday of the month, representative available at 11:30 a.m.

University Hospital

234 Goodman Street (under cafeteria steps)

Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Sunday-Saturday 6am-9pm

All orders may be picked up same day at 1525 Elm Street within 24 hours of ordering, with receipt or email confirmation. All orders will automatically be mailed out after 24 hours of ordering.





You can process online requests through the VitalChek Network, Inc., an independent company that City of Cincinnati Health Department has partnered with is also available. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Go to to order. 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.

By Mail

Please provide your legal name, mother's maiden name, and date of birth. We accept money orders and certified bank checks made payable to "Treasurer, City of Cincinnati." Include postage or a self-addressed, stamped envelope in which to return your certificate. The following link below is the application for birth and death certificates:

Please mail to:

Vital Statistics
1525 Elm Street, 1st Floor
Cincinnati, Ohio 45202


Please Note: Application is for mailing Birth or Death Certificates only

These applications will not be accepted at the counter.





Genealogical Research

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:

Genealogy Request Form  Click Here

Death Certificates

All Death Certificates will be mailed out next business day. Excluding Death certificates processed at 1525 Elm Street during regular business hours.

Death certificates that occur within City of Cincinnati corporate limits only

Funeral Homes

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