In Ohio, copies of divorce decrees are available through the Clerk of Courts in the county where the dissolution of marriage was granted. The Ohio Department of Health, Vital Statistics office does provide a search service to help locate the court decrees. Vital Statistics maintains an index of Ohio divorce records from January 1, 1954 to the present.
How To Access Ohio Divorce Records
Divorce records, including certified copies, are not issued from the Vital Statistics office, just the search verification services are offered. You may need either a verification or a certified copy of your divorce decree as proof of your dissolution of marriage before you can receive a new marriage license if you want to remarry. If you know the county where the divorce was granted, the Clerk of Court in that county can assist you in finding the Ohio divorce records that you will need.