SUMMIT COUNTY COURT OF COMMON PLEAS - PROBATE DIVISION
JUDGE ELINORE MARSH STORMER

FAQ: Birth Registration

How can I add the father’s information to a birth certificate?

There are several ways to establish paternity in Ohio. Our Court recommends that you contact the Ohio Paternity Enhancement Program for information on which procedure is correct for your circumstance. Their office is located at:

131 North High Street
Suite 320 Columbus, Ohio 43215
Phone: 1-888-810-6446
www.oh-paternity.com

Will a new birth certificate be issued after corrections are made?

Yes, there will be a new birth certificate issued by the Office of Vital Statistics in Columbus, Ohio. Once our Court has issued an order to correct a birth certificate, a certified copy is sent to the Office of Vital Statistics where the correction to the actual birth record is made. A new birth certificate will also be available at your local Vital Statistics Office.

How long after a correction or delayed registration is filed will the actual birth certificate be made available?

Since these birth certificates are issued in Columbus, Ohio, the wait time for a new birth certificate can take anywhere from two (2) to four (4) months. A certified copy of the Court’s judgment order can be obtained and may be used to show that a new birth certificate will be issued. Offices requiring a birth certificate may or may not accept the judgment order as proof. It will vary from office to office.