This ensures Veterans and their families have an available copy of this document if the original is lost or damaged.
Pursuant to Ohio Revised Code 317.24, a discharge record is NOT a public record for a period of 75 years after the date of recording.
- Bring your original DD214/NGB22 or certified copy along with a valid photo ID into the Recorder’s office.
- A staff person will record your document while you wait.
- You will receive your original back.
- There is no charge for this service.
Obtaining a recorded certified copy of your DD214/NGB22
Only an authorized party (ORC 317.24) will be allowed to receive a copy or inspect the record.
An authorized party includes:
- The person who is the subject of the discharge
- A county veterans service officer
- An attorney-in-fact, agent or other representative of the veteran on record of discharge, if authorized by a power of attorney or other document.
- A person authorized by a court of record
- If the person on the record of discharge is deceased, the executor, heir, legatee, or devisee of the person’s estate or a funeral director who is to perform the funeral may receive a copy.
Valid ID or above noted documentation will have to be shown to receive a copy.