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Ohio Vital Records Background Checks
The Ohio Department of Health, Vital Statistics is the main source for birth and death records in the state of Ohio. It does issue birth and death certificates for $21.50, but the office does not directly issue either marriage or divorce documents. For copies of these, the County Clerk’s Office where the marriage took place should be contacted, while for divorce decrees, the County Probate Court is the proper contact. You can, however, get help from this office in searching for the information leading to marriage and divorce documents that you may need in Ohio background checks.
The Ohio Department of Health, Vital Statistics office conducts searches to find the county and registration date for marriages and divorces for a fee of $3. The processing time for these searches, which may aid in Ohio background checks, is usually about 2-3 weeks.