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Identification Requirements

All requests require proper identification. Requests sent without proper identification or documentation will be returned without being processed. Documentation for birth requests includes proof of relationship or direct interest to the person named on the record. Documentation for death requests includes proof of relationship or direct interest, or proof of legal interest to the person named on the record.

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Order Online

Customers may choose between two sources to purchase birth and death certificates online. Both offer the option of expedited shipping and allow for payment utilizing a credit card. For more details, CLICK ON either of the icons below. The Indiana State Department of Health supports both reputable entities as options for a convenient way to purchase your vital information online.

 

Order by Mail

To apply for a birth certificate by mail and pay by check or money order:

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

The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and mailing address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to Indiana State Department of Health. Average Processing Time is 20 business days following receipt of application.

To apply for a death certificate by mail and pay by check or money order:

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 address. The cost for the first certificate is $8.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to Indiana State Department of Health. Average Processing Time is 20 business days following receipt of application.

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. Locations and contact information for all Local Health Departments in Indiana are available online.

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