When a legal change of name of a person whose birth occurred in this state has been granted by a court, the office of vital statistics shall receive and file a certified copy of the court order legally changing the name. The court order shall be cross-referenced with the original birth record and the office of vital statistics shall issue a certification of birth containing the new name. Such certification shall disclose information that a legal change of name has been granted by a court.

Terms Used In Ohio Code 3705.13

  • Birth record: means a birth certificate that has been registered with the office of vital statistics; or, if registered prior to March 16, 1989, with the division of vital statistics; or, if registered prior to the establishment of the division of vital statistics, with the department of health or a local registrar. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Certification of birth: means a document issued by the director of health or state registrar or a local registrar under division (B) of section 3705. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • File: means the presentation of vital records for registration by the office of vital statistics. See Ohio Code 3705.01
  • Person: includes an individual, corporation, business trust, estate, trust, partnership, and association. See Ohio Code 1.59
  • Probate: Proving a will
  • state: means the state of Ohio. See Ohio Code 1.59

Provided, if the original birth record was filed prior to the establishment of the division of vital statistics, a certified copy of the court order legally changing the name shall be received and filed with the probate court of the county wherein the birth occurred, instead of with the office of vital statistics. The court order shall be cross-referenced with the original birth record and upon request the probate court shall issue a birth record containing the new name. Such record shall disclose information that a legal change of name has been granted by the court.

Effective Date: 03-16-1989.