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Vital Records

Wendy Farley

  • Hours Vital Records are Issued

    Monday - Friday
    8:00am - 4:00pm
    ** Lunch 12:00pm - 1:00pm

  • Vital Records Management

    The Vital Records division is charged with the registration, maintenance, and issuance of birth and death records for Vermillion County. This office provides certified copies of birth and death records for events occurring in Vermillion County.

    A certified birth certificate is the legal registration of a birth is available from 1869 to present and is only issued by the county or state government. Persons must obtain their birth certificate from the county or state in which they were born.

    A certified record of death is available from 1882 to present and can only be obtained from the county in which the individual passed away, no matter where he/she was buried. Costs for obtaining birth/death certificates and application procedures may vary from one Health Department to another.

  • Obtain Birth and Death Certificates

    We look forward to helping you with your record request. For more information please call (765) 832-3622.

    Walk-In Service

    The vital records office issues certificates Monday-Friday between the hours of 8:00am - 4:00pm (closed from Noon to 1:00 pm for lunch). Only individuals over 18 can apply for vital records. When requesting a certified copy of a birth certificate customers will need to complete an application. Proper identification (Photo ID, Driver License) must be provided to request a birth certificate, only individuals listed on the birth certificate or their immediate family (with proof of relationship) may apply. When requesting a certified copy of a death certificate customers will need to complete an application and provide a valid ID. Certified death certificates will only be issued to immediate family or an individual who has a direct interest in the record. ALL other requests for death records will be stamped "Not a Legal Copy" and will not have the Health Officer signature or Certifying Seal. Genealogy non-certified certificates of birth or death records are still available for ancestry research. If you wish to fill out the application prior to your visit, you can print out an Application for Birth Certificate or Application for Death Certificate.

    US Mail

    Those requesting a certified birth or death record by mail should print the appropriate application, Application for Birth Certificate, or Application for Death Certificate, and follow the directions closely. Mail your fully completed and notarized application, along with a photocopy of your identification (Photo ID, Drivers License) and appropriate fees to the Vermillion County Health Department at the address listed above. Certified copies of certificate requests are usually honored the same day as received, but omissions and errors may cause delays.

    Download Application for Birth or Death Certificates Here