Paternity Enhancement Program

Instructions for Obtaining a Certified Copy of a Completed Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit

After an Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit has been completed, sent to the Paternity Enhancement Program and reviewed for acceptability, it is stored at the Ohio Department of Health (ODH). ODH can issue a certified copy of the Affidavit.

To obtain a certified copy of a completed, accepted Affidavit, ODH requires the following:

1. A written request that states that you are applying for a certified copy of the Acknowledgment of Paternity Affidavit. The request should include the child's name, child's date of birth, child's registry number (available from the Paternity Enhancement Program at 1-888-810-6446) and both parents' names.

2. A $7 check or money order made payable to: Treasurer, State of Ohio.

Send the written request and the payment to:

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