Determination of Paternity
A Determination of Paternity (DOP) is an Ohio Department of Health form (number HEA 3029) that can be submitted by either a juvenile court along with a court order. It authorizes paternal changes to a child's birth certificate, such as adding the father's information or changing the child's name, if you choose to do so.
When submitting these documents to change your child's birth certificate, you must submit a certified copy, meaning that it must contain an original signature or raised seal from the court.
Click here to review information about the voluntary Acknowledgment of Paternity process.