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Birth Registrations

Birth registrations and corrections are administered by Probate Court.

  • For people who have never had their birth recorded or if their birth was inaccurately recorded. The probate court has the power, upon application, to require recordings and corrections of birth certificates.
  • Additional information can be obtained by visiting the Ohio Department of Health website.

Birth Correction – Pursuant to O.R.C. Section 3705.15

An application to correct a birth record shall set forth all of the available facts required on a birth record and the reasons for making the application, and shall be verified by the applicant. Upon the filing of the application the court may fix a date for a hearing, which shall not be less than seven days after the filing date. The court may require one publication of notice of the hearing in a newspaper of general circulation in the county at least seven days prior to the date of the hearing. The application shall be supported by the affidavit of the physician in attendance. If an affidavit is not available the application shall be supported by the affidavits of at least two persons having knowledge of the facts stated in the application, by documentary evidence, or by other evidence the court deems sufficient.

Delayed Birth Registration – Pursuant to O.R.C. Section 3705.15

Whoever claims to have been born in this state, and whose registration of birth is not recorded, or has been lost or destroyed, or has not been properly and accurately recorded, may file an application for registration of birth or correction of the birth record in the probate court of the county of the person’s birth or residence or the county in which the person’s mother resided at the time of the person’s birth. If the person is a minor the application shall be signed by either parent or the person’s guardian.