Indiana Birth Records
How to Order Indiana Birth Certificate Copies
Birth certificates for the state of Indiana are handled by the Indiana State Department of Health. Their records begin in October 1907.
Please note that you are only able to order birth certificates for yourself, your spouse, or a child for whom you are the parent, guardian or legal representative. You must be at least 18 yeas of age and provide proof of your identity in the form of a copy of a valid government-issued photo ID, such as your driver’s license, state-issued identification card, government issued employment identification, or passport.
Enlarge the copy of your ID and lighten it if needed to ensure it is clear and readable. Sign underneath it to verify that you are the requestor. If you are not ordering your own birth certificate, please make a notation on the copy of your ID of y our relationship to the person whose birth certificate you are requesting. Enclose a copy of any legal or supporting documentation such as guardianship papers or marriage license or certificate.
Please download the Indiana birth records application and fill it out and mail with payment and a copy of your photo identification to:
Vital Records Department
Indiana State Department of Health
6 West Washington Street
Indianapolis, IN 46204
There is a non-refundable $10.00 search fee which includes one certified copy if found. Each additional copy of same record issued at the same time is $4.00.
Please do not send cash. Personal check or certified funds only.
Please call (317) 233-2700 prior to mailing to ensure that the fees have not changed since the publication of this document.
You may also present the form, payment, and ID in person to:
State Vital Records Office
6 Washington Street
The hours of operation are Monday - Friday 10 a.m. to 2 p.m..
You may also go to the local health department in the county where the birth occurred.
If you have any questions, please call (317) 233-2700.