File a Home Birth

Home births are filed with the local health department in the jurisdiction of birth until the child reaches 12 months.

To file a home birth within 12 months at the local health department, documentation will be required. Evidence is commonly requested for proof of residence within the county or jurisdiction where the birth is being registered; however, other documentary evidence may be required depending on the health department.

Please contact the local health department where the child will be filed to obtain more information about documentary evidence necessary for registration, and other requirements. Contact information for local health departments may be found on the Local Health Department Contacts page.

Once the child is age 12 months or older, the birth must be filed as a delay at the Indiana State Department of Health. For more information about filing a birth for a child 12 months or older, please see the File a Delayed Birth page.