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Recording Your DD214/NGB22

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.