- What kind of records can I order online?
- Indiana Codes 16-37-1-10, 16-37-1-11, and 16-37-1-11.5 serve as the State statutes for the fees, relationship, and identification requirements to purchase documents from the Vital Records office. The purchaser must have a “direct interest.” A direct interest is defined as a documented and verifiable financial and legal interest, or an immediate direct kinship (parent, adult sibling, or grandparent) to the person named on the record.
- Birth certificates and Death certificates
- Online orders can be placed with either your local health department or the Indiana Department of Health. Orders placed with your local health department will be received sooner than those placed with IDOH.
- When will my payment be processed?
- Payment will be processed within 24 hours of receipt, while your order be processed in the order in which it is received.
- IC 5-13-6-1 Procedure for deposit of public funds
Sec. 1. (a) All public funds paid into the treasury of the state or the treasuries of the respective political subdivisions shall be deposited not later than the business day following the receipt of funds on business days of the depository in one (1) or more depositories in the name of the state or political subdivision by the officer having control of the funds. (b) Except as provided in subsections (d), (f), and (g), all public funds collected by state officers, other than the treasurer of state, shall be deposited with the treasurer of state, or an approved depository selected by the treasurer of state not later than the business day following the receipt of the funds. The treasurer of state shall deposit daily on business days of the depository all public funds deposited with the treasurer of state. Deposits do not relieve any state officer from the duty of maintaining a cashbook under IC 5-13-5-1.
- What are the requirements to order a vital record online?
All requests require proper identification, proof of relationship or direct interest in the person named on the record. View Identification Requirements for additional information.
- Can my online order be shipped to multiple addresses?
The certificate must be mailed to the address listed on the provided identification document.
- What should I do if I receive a No Record certificate as a result of a request I submitted?
- See Birth Information
- IDOH will send a No Record letter if we do not have the requested information. Most government agencies will accept the letter and provide you with additional identification requirements.
- Apply for a Delay Registration of Birth certificate
- Can you check to see if a record exists before I submit an application?
State vital records are not public information, so they can’t be searched.
- Can I drop off my application in person?
The Indiana Department of Health does not offer walk-in services; however, some local health departments may offer walk-in vital record services.
- Why does it take so long to receive a copy of my record?
The Indiana Department of Health serves the entire State of Indiana; therefore, the processing time is longer than local health departments. For faster service, place your order through the local health department where the event occurred.
- Can I expedite my application?
Shipping can be expedited for an additional cost, but the processing of your application cannot be expedited.
- Why did I not get a refund for my request if no record was found by your office?
- What do I do if I did not receive my certificate in the mail?
Please submit a Help Desk ticket. In most cases, a new order will have to be placed.
- Can a relative request permission to disinter/reinter their deceased relative from an Indiana cemetery to an out-of-state cemetery?
Yes, if the following holds true, in this order of priority: [IC 23-14-57-1 Sec. 1. b,3.]
- The individual who was the spouse of the deceased at the time of the deceased’s death is no longer living.
- The surviving adult child or children of the deceased are no longer living. However, if one or more are living then:
- any one (1) of the surviving adult children has given written consent to the removal of the deceased’s remains;
- all other surviving adult children have been notified, by any of their siblings, of the proposed removal of the deceased’s remains,
- The parent(s) of the deceased are no longer living. If either is, then written consent is required from one of them with the other having been notified of the proposed removal of the deceased’s remains,
- If more than one individual in the next degree of kinship to the deceased under IC 29-1-2-1 is surviving, any one of them gives written consent; and
- If 1.-4. above are met, in consecutive order, and the IDOH does not receive a written objection to the proposed removal from the other surviving children or parents, then the IDOH will proceed with the Disinter/Reinter process.
- Is a permit required to move a body from one plot to another in the same cemetery?
- Does a funeral director have to be involved in disinter/reinter of human remains?