Veteran Discharge Records
Section 317.24 of the Ohio Revised Code states that discharge papers for veterans (DD214’s) can be recorded in the Recorder’s Office, at no cost to the veteran. The record will be copied and indexed with the original returned to the veteran. Information on the DD214 will be safeguarded as prescribed by law and be made available at the veteran’s written request, by a certified copy, at no charge. Requests for copies of Discharge Records must be presented in person along with the proper identification. The Mercer County Recorder’s office will provide a request form at the counter or you may download the form here.
Effective April 7, 2009, ORC 317.24 determined veterans discharge records no longer be considered public record. Therefore, only authorized parties are permitted to view or receive a copy of any DD214.