Although the divorce rate in Ohio is bad (one in every thousand of the population of eleven million), it's not the worst state. But, with such a large population, Ohio divorce records are sometimes difficult to locate. You can choose to search through free public divorce records in Ohio. These divorce records date from September of 1949 until present day and you can contact:

Office of Vital Statistics
Ohio Department of Health
P.O. Box 15098
Columbus, Ohio 43215-0098

Search results may include:

  • Bride's Full Name
  • Groom's Full Name
  • State of Filing
  • Age/Date of Birth
  • Petitioner's Name
  • Respondent's Name
  • Date of Filing
  • Address Information

  • Download an application, fill it out and mail it to the above address.
  • Personally request a copy of divorce records by going to the office (open Monday through Friday from 8am until 5 pm).
  • Order a copy of the divorce decree online. It may take as long as three weeks to receive an answer.
  • Take advantage of one of the online fee-based services that performs the search for you and sends it directly to your computer within minutes.

Ohio Divorce Records






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If you go through the state to search for an Ohio divorce record, you may have to pay a fee of $3 for every ten year search (if you don’t know the date of the divorce). Information you'll receive in the record search results will likely include the full names of the bride and groom, their ages and dates of birth, who was the petitioner and who was the respondent, the date of filing and current addresses.

Using a fee-based service can take away much of the effort and provide you with more information than you might receive from going through the state. Their services are very affordable, will be delivered to you instantaneously and are entirely discreet and confidential. You can search through several states’ records for no extra charge. These services have incredibly huge databases and powerful search engines and will deliver a concise report that contains information about an Ohio divorce record that you can use however you want. There are many reasons why you might want to search through Ohio divorce records, including gathering genealogy information that might shed light on your ancestry. Using the information for legal purposes is also possible, and legal professionals sometimes use these fee-based services on a daily basis for exactly that purpose.

If you're thinking of using a fee-based online search service rather than going through the sometimes cumbersome methods of the state to search through Ohio divorce records, click on the link to find more information.

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