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Birth & Death Certificates
Birth Certificates
Birth certificates can be obtained by filling out the following birth certificate forms and submitting to one of our offices.

Death Certificates

Death certificates can be obtained by filling out the following death certificate forms and submitting to one of our offices.

Pricing
Service or Certificate
Fee
Certified Birth Certificate (5 1/2 by 8 1/2 Inches)
$6
Laminated Certified Birth Certificate (Wallet Size)
$10
Both Sizes of  Birth Certificates
$15
Paternity (Includes Birth Certificate)
$25
Amendments (Includes Birth Certificate)
$25
Genealogy
$2
Death Certificates
$9

Payment

In Person: Cash, money order or official checks.  No personal checks are accepted.  Photo identification from the person requesting the birth or death certificate is required.  A copy of your current driver’s license or State Photo ID with your signature will be accepted.

By Mail: Mail requests to the Valparaiso Office.  Please provide your full name at birth, birth date, mother’s full maiden name and father’s full name, a photocopy of your current driver’s license or State Photo ID, along with a self-addressed stamped envelope.  Money order or official check accepted.  No personal checks are accepted.  DO NOT SEND CASH.

Do to the nature of the personal information, we recommend that you send your request via certified mail, Federal Express or UPS. We are not responsible for lost or misdirected mail.

Contact Us
Porter County Health Department
Vital Records Division
155 Indiana Avenue, Suite 104
Valparaiso, IN 46383
Ph: 219-465-3525

Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Please arrive by 4:15 PM if possible)

Porter County Health Department
Portage Medical Annex Building

3610 Willowcreek Road, Suite 2
Portage, IN 46368
Ph: 219-759-8239

Hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM
(Please arrive by 4:15 PM if possible)

No Vital Records Service is available at the Portage Office between 12pm -1pm