ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
Long gone are the waiting lines in government offices. Order your official Indiana (IN) birth certificate from the comfort of your home!
Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine. Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible. Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.
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A birth certificate is an important document that allows you to prove your identity, age and American citizenship. It is required for U.S. citizens during important processes, such as:
For all of the above legal purposes, a certified copy of the birth certificate is required.
If you need to obtain an authorized copy, you will need to request it to the state where you were born or directly to the county where you were born. You may only obtain a certified copy of your birth certificate from the state where the event occurred. If you were born in Indiana then you may request a birth certificate from this state.
For a certified copy of your Indiana birth certificate, please complete our online form and follow the set of personalized instructions we provide to receive your authorized copy of your birth certificate. Thanks to the easy-to-follow online process, you will be able to complete your application in minutes and receive your authorized copy directly in the mail.
You will be able to obtain a birth certificate from the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records, or the county recorders such as the ones in: Marion County, Lake County, Allen County, Hamilton County, St. Joseph County, Elkhart County, and the cities of Indianapolis, Fort Wayne, Evansville, South Bend.
The Office of Vital Records started recording births in 1907. Before October 1907, records of birth were filed only with the local health department in the county where the birth took place.
Replacing an important document can be overwhelming. If you have lost your state Indiana birth certificate, or if it was destroyed, you need a replacement copy.
Replace your birth certificate by completing our online form of the state where you were born and following the detailed instructions we provide with your application form.
You can also apply for your replacement if you are an American citizen born outside the U.S. territory, although the process may be slightly different.
Birth records are restricted in Indiana. This means that generally speaking, the public cannot access a person’s full birth certificate because it includes sensitive information.
Individuals eligible to apply for a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana include the following:
Documents proving the aforementioned relationships with the subject of the record must be submitted as part of the Indiana birth certificate application.
Remember that your Indiana birth certificate is an important form of identification used for life events like employment, getting or renewing your passport or driver's license, applying for benefits, and even enrolling in school or youth sports activities.
To obtain a copy of a birth certificate you will need to complete the application and mail it to your birth state’s vital records office. You will also need to prove your identity.
All those born in Indiana who need to request a certified copy of a birth certificate will need to include a clear photocopy, of both sides, of one of the forms of photo ID listed below, along with a completed application form:
When applying for the birth certificate of a third party, in addition to the above, you are also required to provide proof of relationship with the applicant. Here are some examples:
Only in the case of genealogy certificates, you do not need to provide proof of relationship. However, the person named on the record must be over 75 years of age and deceased, and proof of death must be shown.
Once your application is ready, print it and sign it. Prepare it for shipping by adding your relevant supporting documents to the package. Once your envelope is ready, you will need to mail it to:
Indiana State Department of Health
P.O. Box 7125
Indianapolis, IN 46206-7125
To request an Indiana birth certificate, you are required to pay the state fees. The cost to process a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana is: $10.
Additional copies carry the cost of $4 each. These fees do not include postage, which will depend on the carrier and service of your choice.
Thanks to our service, you are able to request your birth certificates with ease, by avoiding long lines and without having to go to government offices. This will significantly reduce the time and costs otherwise associated with traveling to apply in person.
All you have to do is complete our easy-to-fill-out form in minutes and send it to the corresponding state vital records office.
Once it is processed, you will receive the birth certificate in the comfort of your own home by mail. In most cases, birth certificate orders in Indiana are filled 6-8 weeks. However, some orders may take longer due to peak request periods.
We recommend requesting certified copies of Indiana birth certificates early to avoid delays especially if certificates are needed for sports programs, travel documents and passports, school enrollment, planning for retirement and other reasons that may have a deadline.
As mentioned, the complete application parcel must be shipped to a relevant Indiana Department of Health Vital Record office or county office.
Please keep in mind that smaller county offices may not be the nearest option but due to the limited number of requests that they receive, they may often be the quickest to process your request.
Here is a list of Indiana offices that can issue authorized birth certificate copies:
Elkhart County Health Department
608 Oakland Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46516
Fort Wayne-Allen County Health Department
One East Main Street, 5th Floor
Fort Wayne, IN 46802-1804
Hamilton County Health Dept.
One Hamilton County Square, Suite 30
Noblesville, IN 46060
6 West Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
Lake County Health Dept.
2293 North Main St
Crown Point, IN 46307-1854
3838 N. Rural St.
Indianapolis, IN 46205
St. Joseph County Health Dept.
County-City Building, Room 825
227 West Jefferson Boulevard
South Bend, IN 46601
The fastest way to obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana is by completing the form online.
Processing time for a certified copy of a Indiana birth certificate can vary:
To ensure quickest turnaround time and avoid your application being refused:
Obtaining a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana carries a state fee of $10.
Birth certificate application fees must be paid when submitting the request.
It is recommendable to order multiple copies of the same birth certificate at once, to keep on file, or for future use.
To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate in Indiana, you will need: