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Indiana Birth Certificates From Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records

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Indiana Birth Certificate Types

Only one type of birth certificate is available in this state.

Regular Birth Certificate – Certified copies of birth certificates that may be used for practically all legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment. Birth certificates are available for all births that took place in Indiana from 1907 to the present.

Apply to receive this document from the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records.

Regular Birth Certificate

Apply to receive this document from the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records.
All other types of birth certificate are unavailable in this state.

Other Types Of Birth Certificate

All other types of birth certificate are unavailable in this state.
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Who Can Order?

Under Indiana law, birth certificates are not public records, and only those with direct interest may be issued certified copies of birth certificates. “Direct interest” refers to a documented and verifiable legal and financial interest or immediate kinship with the registrant (the person whose name appears on the certificate). Depending on the individual’s interest in obtaining a copy of a birth certificate, supporting documents may be needed. The following individuals may qualify as applicants for birth certificates:

The registrant (name on the birth certificate)

Mother or father as shown on the record

Grandparent, aunt, or uncle (must show proof of relationship)

Sibling, child, or grandchild (must be at least 18 years old and show proof of relationship)

Spouse (must show proof of marriage)

Step-parent of registrant (with valid ID and proof of marriage)

Court-appointed legal guardian (with ID and official guardianship papers)

An attorney representing the registrant – must have ID for self and provide a document with direct interest spelled out on letterhead or court documents

Genealogy – the registrant must be over 75 years old and deceased (with proof of death)

Social Agency (with work ID and other official documents)

State and Federal Agencies (with work ID and other official documents)

Indiana Vital Statistics Agency Information

Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records

The Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records keeps records and issues certificates of vital events, including birth, death, and fetal death that occurred in the state of Indiana. Indiana started maintaining birth records starting 1907 and death records starting 1900.

Notice: It is in Instant Vital Records’ best interest to provide you with accurate and up-to-date information on this site, but state agency information and policies may change without notice. Instant Vital Records makes no warranties, expressed or implied, regarding accuracy, adequacy, completeness, reliability, or usefulness of any information, nor do we assume the liability of such information. 

Indiana Birth Certificates

The Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records issues certified copies of birth certificates, typically acceptable for most legal purposes, including proof of citizenship, school enrollment, personal identification, passports, social security, and employment.

Visit the Indiana State Department of Health Division of Vital Records’ official page for more information.

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