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Vital Records

Montgomery County Health Department records all births and deaths in Montgomery County. Our office maintains records for our county dating back to 1882.


In-person options are from 8:00am - 4:00 pm Monday through Friday except for holidays.


Online options are available for requesting a record from the Montgomery County Health Department. Simply fill out the online form (handwrite) and then scan and email, fax, or mail a copy of this notarized form to our office. Online payments are available through the link below or you can send in a money order for $15.00 for each copy requested, made payable to MCHD.

Emails can be sent to:

Fax number: (765) 361-3239

Facts about Birth and Death Records

Montgomery County started keeping birth and death records in 1882.

Health Departments are responsible for birth and death records for their specific county. If you were not born in Montgomery County you will need to contact the Health Department in the county of the state you were born in to retrieve a record.

A "Certificate of Birth" issued by the hospital is a complimentary gift copy and cannot be used as a legal document.

Certified Birth and Death Certificates are issued by the health department on specialty paper that is then embossed with the seal of the Health Department and Health Officer.

Montgomery County Marriage certificates and information can be found at the County Clerk's Office located in the Montgomery County Court House.

You can also obtain birth certificates from the Indiana State Department of Health, Vital Records Division located at

Birth Certificates are used for proof of identity - you may need a certified copy of your birth certificate for any of the following reasons:

  1. To obtain a State ID or Driver's License from BMV;
  2. To obtain employment;
  3. For a Passport;
  4. To go on a cruise, or travel to Canada or Mexico;
  5. For Social Security Administration; and/or
  6. Registration for school

Since your birth certificate has vital information contained on it, you should never carry it in your wallet or purse, in case you lose it or it gets stolen, as we are becoming more and more aware that "Identity Theft" is on the rise at an alarming rate.

Death Certificates are used to prove someone has passed on. Who would need proof?

  1. Insurance Companies;
  2. Banks;
  3. Attorneys;
  4. Credit Card Companies; and
  5. The Social Security Administration Offices