For faster service, place your order through the local health department where the event occurred. View local health department information here.
Walk-in service is NOT available at the Indiana Department of Health.
- Order through Local Health Department
To purchase a birth or death certificate in person, please visit the Local Health Department where the birth or death occurred. View local health department information.
- Order through Indiana Department of Health
These orders will be processed through VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an independent company that the Indiana Department of Health Division of Vital Records has partnered with to provide this service, and is the only IDOH-authorized and approved vendor for online ordering.
Order by Mail:
The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and the mailing address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to the Indiana Department of Health.
The form includes applicable fees, identification requirements, and mailing the address. The cost for the first certificate is $10.00 and $4.00 for each additional copy. Please make checks payable to the Indiana Department of Health.
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.
- Processing Times
Processing Times* Birth Certificates
Death Certificates 60 Days Adoption History 120 Days Record of Adoption 120 Days
*Note: Processing times may vary on a case-by-case basis.
- Fee Schedule
Birth Records Fees Birth Certificate $ 10.00 Additional Birth Certificates in the Same Order $ 4.00 Delayed Birth Registration $ 10.00 Amendment / Correction on a Birth Certificate $ 8.00 Death Records Fees Death Certificate $ 8.00 Additional Death Certificates in the Same Order $ 4.00 Other Fees Copy of Signed Paternity Affidavit $ 8.00 Putative Father Registry Search $ 16.00 Adoptive Medical History Search $ 25.00
The fees listed above are non-refundable and do not include the processing and service fees charged by any third-party company listed on this website when purchasing online or by phone. Additional fees will be required for all UPS shipments.
Make checks and money orders payable to: Indiana Department of Health. We do not accept cash.
Processing times will increase during any peak times for consumer ordering; this could be during, but not limited to, any national family holiday, travel months, income tax filing months, or school enrollment months.