Monday, October 15, 2007

Vital Records Handbook

International Vital Records Handbook
by Thomas Jay Kemp
929.1025 KEMP

Use this helpful book to find application forms, addresses, and fees for Birth, Marriage, and Death records.

For Indiana send your requests for Birth and Death Certificates to:
Vital Records Department
Indiana State Department of Health
2 North Meridian Street
Indianapolis, Indiana 46204-3006

Tel. 317-233-2700

Birth records in the ISDH Vital Records office begin with October 1907. Prior to October 1907, records of birth are filed only with the local health department in the county where the birth actually occurred. Fees are established by law (IC 16-37-1-11 and IC 16-37-1-11.5 ). Each search for a record costs $10.00. The fee is non-refundable. Included in one search is a five-year period; the reported year of birth and, if the record is not found in that year, the two years before and after. One certified copy of the record, if found, is included in the search fee. Additional copies of the same record purchased at the same time are $4.00 each. Amendments made to the record are an additional $8.00.