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Name Change & Corrections

Once a legal name change is accepted by Ohio Department of Health – Bureau of Vital Statistics, a footnote will appear on the birth record indicating that a legal name change is on file. In addition, the new name as exactly listed on the court order is the name that will be reflected in the updated birth record.

When a legal name change has been granted to a person whose birth occurred in Ohio, our office will accept a certified copy of the court ordered legal name change to update the birth record. The court order must have been granted by a U.S. court. Some courts may send the certified copy directly to Ohio Department of Health – Bureau of Vital Statistics, while some may require the petitioner to do so.

Contact

Office Location
Vital Statistics
71 South Washington Street
Suite 1102
Tiffin, OH 44883

Hours
Monday - Friday
8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
(12:00 - 1:00 closed for lunch)

Phone
(419) 447-3691 ext. 6301 or ext. 6300

Birth Certificate