The current processing time for birth and death certificates through the state is 180 days.
For faster service, place your order through the local health department where the event occurred. View local health department information here.
The Indiana Department of Health does not offer walk-in services. View ordering options here.
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About the Division
The Indiana Department of Health Division of Vital Records is responsible for maintaining and issuing certified copies of vital records, including birth, death, and fetal death certificates for events that occurred in Indiana. The office of Vital Records officially began recording births in 1907, and death recordings began in 1900.
Services We Provide
- Certified copies of birth and death certificates
- Process record corrections and amendments
- Process Adoption Decrees
- Certified copies of marriage records
- Process Acknowledgement of Paternity requests
- Process Disinter/Reinter requests.
The deadline to obtain a Real ID has been extended to May 7, 2025.