Where do I obtain a copy of an Indiana birth or death certificate?

Published 01/04/2007 12:15 PM   |    Updated 11/12/2013 02:49 PM

Where do I obtain a copy of an Indiana birth or death certificate?

Certified copies of birth and death certificates are available from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) on-line with payment using a credit card through the Vital Records Online Ordering System. If you prefer to pay by check or money order, please submit the request via mail.

You may also obtain a copy by visting the County Health Department where the birth or death occurred. (Check here to find the county office locations). The Indiana Department of Health no longer provides "walk-in" service as of 12/10/10. For additional information or questions contact ISDH, Vital Records @ 317-233-2700.

If you need a copy for identification purposes (out of country travel) you must have the birth certificate authenticated (an Apostille Document) by the Secretary of State Office, (317) 232-6531.

For American Citizens born out of the U.S., you will need to contact Bureau of Consulate Affairs.

To obtain or locate a death or birth records from any individual born in Indiana before 1907 contact Marion County Vital Records @ 317-221-2000.

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