Marion Public Health is a participant in statewide issuance. We can issue a birth certificate to anyone born in any county in Ohio. (Exception: sealed adoption records may only be obtained from the state office of Vital Statistics in Columbus, Oh) please visit https://odh.ohio.gov/wps/portal/gov/odh/know-our-programs/vital-statistics/Adoption-File-Information for more information on adoption.
Information necessary when making a request includes:
- Name at birth
- Date of birth
- If applicable, father’s name
- Maiden name of the mother
The Vital Statistics office is located at 181 S Main St Walk-in hours are 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Your certificate is prepared while you wait.
The fee for birth is $25.00 each. Marion Public Health will accept cash, money order, or a cashier’s check made payable to Marion Public Health. We also accept debit and credit cards. The credit/debit card processing agent will apply a minimum fee of $2.50 when using a card.
Please download the birth and death certificate application. Once completed, you can bring in the application to us, along with the fee, or come to our office for processing.
Marion Public Health will not accept personal checks for the purchase of a birth or death certificate.
No identification documents are needed to obtain your Birth Certificate .Ohio is an open record state any Individual capable of providing accurate birth information can obtain the birth record.
All Marion Public Health issued Birth Certificates meet the requirements for passports or any other document requiring proof of a birth certificate. If you need to fold your birth certificate, we ask that you do not fold across the seal.
Orders can be placed online using the VitalChek website. VitalChek adds a service fee for processing this order and sends it to us to prepare. Expedited shipping is offered.
Not accepted. Please do not mail in your application and cash or personal checks – we are not able to process mailed-in certificate requests.
For Birth or Death records outside Ohio go online to: http://www.cdc.gov/nchs/howto/w2w/w2welcom.htm
For Birth or Death records outside of the U.S. go online to: https://www.cdc.gov/nchs/w2w/foreign.htm