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Attention Customers:

The current processing time for birth and death certificates through the state is 12-16 weeks. Currently processing orders received in April 2022 (updated 9/1/22).

For faster birth certificate service, those who were born in Indiana can place orders through the local health department. View local health department information.


Identification Requirements

View requirements for birth certificates and/or death certificates before placing an order. Orders sent without proper identification or documentation will be returned without being processed.


Order Online

Customers may choose to purchase birth and death certificates online. VitalChek offers expedited shipping and allows for payment utilizing a credit card. For more details, click the icon below.


Order by Mail:

Birth Certificates

Please print State Form 49607, Application for Search and Certified Copy of Birth Record.

The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and the mailing address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to the Indiana Department of Health.

The current processing time for birth certificates through the state is 12-16 weeks.

For faster birth certificate service, those who were born in Indiana can place orders through the local health department for the county they were born in. Click here to view local health department information.

Death Certificates

Please print State Form 49606, Application for Search of Certified or Non-Certified Copy of a Death Record.

The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and mailing the address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to the Indiana Department of Health.

The current processing time for death certificates through the state is 12-16 weeks.


Order by Phone

To order a birth or death certificate by phone and pay with a credit card, please call (866) 601-0891.

This is a toll-free number that is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week to place certificate orders and provide customer service support through a reputable third-party company.


Order at a Local Health Department

To purchase a birth or death certificate in person, please visit the Local Health Department where the birth or death occurred. View local health department information.

Walk-in service is NOT available at the Indiana Department of Health.