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"As of July 1, 2011 The Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records will no longer offer wallet size certificates"

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Certified copies of birth and death certificates are available from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on-line with payment using a credit card through the Vital Records Online Ordering System. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please submit the request via mail.

You may contact the local health department in the county where the event occurred to obtain information on their walk up service hours, method of acceptable payment and if they accept order via the internet. All requests require proper identification and proof of relationship to the person whose record is being requested is required. Methods of payment and fees may vary. See requirements.

Birth records in the ISDH Vital Records office begin with October 1907. Prior to October 1907, records of birth are filed only with the local health department in the county where the birth actually occurred.

Death records in the ISDH Vital Records office begin with 1900. Prior to 1900, records of death are filed only with the local health department in the county where the death actually occurred. For deaths occurring from 1900 to 1917, the city and/or county of death is required in order to locate the record.

"As of July 1, 2011 The Indiana State Department of Health Vital Records will no longer offer wallet size certificates"

To apply for a birth certificate by mail and pay by check or money order:

Please print form 49607 . The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and mailing address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make check payable to Indiana State Department of Health.(Average Processing Time: 2 to 4 weeks. Processing time begins the day the ISDH Vital Records office receives the request.)

To apply for a death certificate by mail and pay by check or money order:

Please print form 49606. The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and mailing address. The cost for the first certificate is $8.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make check payable to Indiana State Department of Health. (Average Processing Time: 2 to 4 weeks. Processing time begins the day the ISDH Vital Records office receives the request.)
Vital Records Training Modules for Hospital and/or Local Health Department Staff

The following hyperlink will take you to the menu of Training Modules that were developed as a collaboration between the Vital Records and Maternal and Child Health Divisions at the Indiana State Department of Health. The Modules located in this area are for nurses, birthing center staff, physicians, hospital administrators, supervisors, midwives, local health department vital records staff persons BUT especially for those staff members who are responsible for collecting and entering the birth information into the Indiana Birth Registration System. The major focus of these modules is the improvement of the Quality of the Data derived from birth records.

Navigation Instructions: The online module has navigation and search options that you may wish to use at different times during your review.

The Outline tab allows for quick slide-to-slide advancement.

The Notes section displays text of the narrators' dialogue by double-clicking the Notes tab.

Search the module for keywords and the slide(s) that match your search will be displayed.

Birth Certificate Training Modules