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Attention Customers:

The current processing time for birth and death certificates through the state is 180 days.

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 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.


Order Online

Order records online

These orders will be processed through VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an independent company that the Indiana Department of Health Division of Vital Records has partnered with to provide this service, and is the only IDOH-authorized and approved vendor for online ordering.


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.

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.


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.