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Indiana State Department of Health

Indiana State Department of Health

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Vital Records

The Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including birth, death, and fetal death certificates for events that occurred in Indiana. The office of Vital Records officially began recording births in 1907, and death recordings began in 1900.

Services We Provide

  • Certified copies of birth and death certificates
  • Process record corrections and amendments
  • Process Adoption Decrees
  • Certified copies of marriage records
  • Process Acknowledgement of Paternity requests
  • Process Disinter/Reinter requests

Ordering Certified Records

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

  • Complete State Form 49607
  • Cost for the first certificate is $10.00, and $4.00 for each additional copy
  • Make checks payable to Indiana State Department of Health
  • Average Processing Time: 20 business days

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

  • Complete State Form 49606
  • Cost for the first certificate is $8.00, and $4.00 for each additional copy
  • Make checks payable to Indiana State Department of Health
  • Average Processing Time: 20 business days

To apply for birth and death certificates online and pay with a credit card:

  • Order birth and death certificates
  • Certificate prices are the same, processing fees apply
  • Expedited shipping available