Vital Records Division
Vital Records Division Mission:
The Vital Records Division of the Porter County Health Department strives to provide friendly, courteous and accurate service to all our clients while issuing birth and death certification in full compliance with the Indiana State Department of Health.
Vital Records Assistance
Vital Records can be obtained at both office locations Monday thru Friday, 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM. (Please note: No Vital Records available at Portage location from 12:00 PM to 1:00 PM.) Please arrive by 4:15 PM so that we may provide you with the best customer service.
The following services can only be obtained at the Valparaiso Office:
Paternity – Please call (219) 465-3525 for instructions on what documentation is needed and to schedule an appointment. We will discuss with you the changes that can be done at our office and changes that require a court order.
Amendments – Please call (219) 465-3525 for information.
Home Births – Please call (219) 465-3525 for instructions on what documentation is needed and to schedule an appointment. A certified nurse mid-wife may also prepare a home birth record.
Genealogy – Birth and Death Certificates can be obtained from 1884 to present.
To Obtain Apostille Birth Certificate:
Apostille is authentication of a document by the Secretary of State. It cannot be processed at the local health department. It must be purchased from the Indiana State Department of Health. Birth and death certificates can also be purchased through the Indiana State Department of Health. Contact by phone at (317) 234-8156.