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The Richland County Health Department can assist you in obtaining a birth certificate, no matter what Ohio county you were born in. Please call 419.774.5548 for assistance.
Where can I get a death certificate?
The Richland County Health Department can assist you in obtaining a death certificate from 1907 to the present. Please call 419.774.5548. For death certificates prior to 1907,
please contact Richland County Courts of Common Pleas, Probate Division at 419.774.5583 for assistance.
Where can I get a marriage license?
Please call the Richland County Courts of Common Pleas, Probate Division at 419.774.5583 for assistance.
Where can I get a passport?
Mansfield United States Postal Service Office
200 N. Diamond Street, Mansfield Ohio 44902 419.755.4560
Shelby United States Postal Service Office
26 N. Gamble Street, Shelby, Ohio 44875 419.342.3101
Where do I pay a traffic ticket/file a small claims matter/file an eviction/escrow rent/ask about a misdemeanor case?
Please call the Mansfield Municipal Clerk of Courts at 419.755.9632 for assistance.
Where are BMV offices located?
The Clerk of Courts does not administer the BMV offices in Richland County. There are two BMV offices in Richland County:
How do I file for a divorce or dissolution on my own?
Please go to www.richlandcountyoh.us, then choose Domestic Relations Court, then choose Proceeding Without an Attorney.
You should also read the Court Rules located on the Court’s website. To obtain standardized forms from the Ohio Supreme Court, please go back to Domestic Relations Court and choose Outside Links
– then click on the link for the Ohio Supreme Court. On the right hand side of the home page are various tabs – scroll down to Domestic and Juvenile Standardized Forms.
You will have to determine how to proceed. The Clerk of Courts office may not offer you legal advice or perform legal research on your behalf.
How can I obtain or renew an Ohio Notary Commission?
Please go to the Ohio Secretary of State’s website www.sos.state.oh.us for information on obtaining or renewing a notary commission.
How can I obtain naturalization information?
All records held by the Clerk of Courts office were legally transferred to the Ohio Genealogical Society: Ohio Genealogical Society located at 611 OH-97 W., Bellville, Ohio 44813. Phone:
We cannot provide you with the A-NUMBER information requested in any forms. This information is only being provided to assist you as a starting point to request naturalization or citizenship documents.
This office cannot certify any of the naturalization records once in its possession (now in the possession of the Ohio Genealogical Society as noted above) as they were not issued by this office, merely
kept here as a convenience for the citizens of Richland County at the time they filed their Petition for Naturalization and their Declaration.
We cannot advise what you should do in order to apply for a replacement of a citizenship or naturalization document.
The field office of the United States Citizenship and Immigration Services serving Richland County is located in Cleveland, Ohio at A.J.C. Federal Building, 1240 East 9th Street, Room 501, Cleveland OH 44199