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 the present.  All certified copies have a raised, embossed seal of the State of Ohio.

No more filling out the paper forms. Birth Certificates will now be applied for by using Cincinnati Vital Records Kiosk. Enter the correct information. Pay for certificate thru Kiosk. Enter. Pay. Go. Vouchers are not accepted at Kiosks.

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

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


  • Birth Certificates: $22.00 per copy
  • Death Certificates: $27 per copy.
  • There is a $3.00 Non-refundable search fee on records not found


Elm Street Health Center 1525 Elm Street, first floor. Certificates may be picked up over-the-counter on the day applied for using our new Kiosk between the hours of 8-3 p.m.  Orders not picked up by 3 p.m. will be mailed. Cash and all major credit cards are accepted.



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 mail request for Birth or Death certificates only

These applications will not be accepted at the counter.



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




Now there is a Statewide Index available to Verify Birth and Death Certificate availability.

Mt Healthy WIC Office(Located by BMV)

The CVR Kiosk is availableMonday thru Friday between the hoursof 9-4pm for credit card only transactions.

(Excluding City of Cincinnati Holidays)

Closed 12-12:30pm


University of Cincinnati Medical Center



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.

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


Burial Transit Permits8 a.m. to 4 p.m.: 513-352-3120

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