Birth & Death Certificates

TheCity 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.


  • Birth Certificates: $22.00 per copy
  • Death Certificates: $27.00 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)


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 F. Cann Clinic (Madisonville)

5818 Madison Road

Cincinnati, Ohio 45227

Customer Relations Representative will be available for same day service

Wednesday 8:30am-4:00pm

Thursday 10:00am-5:00pm

Friday 8:30am-4:00pm

3rd Friday of each month 11:00am -5:00pm

Closed for lunch 12-12:30

Mt Healthy Satellite Office

10950 Hamilton Ave

Cincinnati Ohio 45231

Customer Relations Representative will be available for same day serviceTuesday and Thursday between 8:30am-4:00p.m.

Lunch 12-12:30

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


University Hospital

234 Goodman Street (under cafeteria steps)

Cincinnati, Ohio 45219

Sunday-Saturday 6am-9pm

Place orders only


Elm Street Health Center

1525 Elm Street

Cincinnati, Ohio 45202

Customer Relations Representative available for same day service

Monday – Friday 8:00am – 4:00pm

Note: On the first Tuesday of the month, the main office opens at 10:30 a.m.

There are three kiosk that are available for applying for Birth and Death Certificates. Certificates may be picked up over-the-counter on the day applied. Orders not picked up by 4 p.m. will automatically be mailed the next business day.



You can process online requests through the City of Cincinnati Health Department(Birth &Death certificate ordering page).An additional fee is charged for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted.

Phone orders may be placed by calling Vital Chek at 1-866-550-1853 to place phone 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.


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 FormClick Here



Death certificates may be picked up over the counter only at 1525 Elm Street during regular business hours.

Death certificates that occur within City of Cincinnati corporate limits only


Death Certificate Order Form (Funeral Homes Only)

Burial Transit Permits8 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