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Local Vital Statistics Offices


The Vital Statistics Stakeholder Support Site for local VS offices is divided into four sections:  Guidance, Procedures and Forms, ServiceNow, and Webinars.  General announcements can be found on this main landing page and information applicable to all users of IPHIS/EDRS (such as password resets, new users, and printer settings issues) can be found on the “All IPHIS/EDRS Users” page.  Please use the links on the left-hand side of this page to navigate to the other sections. 



2018 Annual Filing Fee Certifications 

Each year, the Bureau of Vital Statistics sends letters to local Vital Statistics offices for their registration filing totals for the year.  This year's certification letter should arrive in May. 



IPHIS/EDRS Updates - July 2018

Updates to IPHIS/EDRS are coming in July 2018 – make sure that your local Vital Statistics office has scheduled a time to attend one of our training sessions here in Columbus.  We will be demonstrating new features of IPHIS/EDRS, reviewing procedures for birth and death certificate issuance and corrections, and working through test exercises in our office.  If you have not already signed up for a session click here to sign up or contact Jaime Lathem at for more details. 



Death Record E-Filing Project - May 2018 Update

As of May 2018, we have an updated e-filing fax cover sheet (available here) of all 110 local Vital Statistics contact emails for e-filing paper death records.  As a reminder, local registrars are responsible for reviewing the certificate and accepting or rejecting the filing within one business day and communicating that decision to the requesting funeral director. 


Page Updated: 5/16/2018