Vital Records (Births and Deaths)

The Hamilton County Health Department is implementing building access and program procedures 

Tentative re-opening to public access on June 4, 2020.   The Health Department has implemented procedures as a Healthcare facility specific to protect all clients, customers and staff entering the building.  Building Access and Program Access Polices will be in affect until further notice.  

Building Access:

  1. Mask are required for public (over 2yrs of age) until further notice.  Please provide your own mask
  2. Medical Assessment - Temperatures will be taken and will be asked about symptoms.   Anyone with a temperature of 100.4 or greater or respiratory symptoms will not be admitted.
  3. Social Distancing will be identified and maintained in all lobby areas
  4. Hand hygiene - Parents and Children able to use hand sanitizer will be asked to clean their hands.
All persons born in Hamilton County after 1882 have written birth and death certificates on file with the Health Department.  Records are legal copies which can be used for all requests of these documents, including school registration. If you need a copy of these documents, please contact the Health Department office at your earliest convenience. Requests for these records are heavy during mid- to late August. To obtain a birth or death records via mail please select the proper application form.

Obtaining Records


For all birth and death records outside of Hamilton County you may contact the specific county or the Indiana State Department of Health in Indianapolis (ISDH).  ISDH no longer provides walk-in service as of December 10, 2010. For additional information or questions contact ISDH, Vital Records at 317-233-2700

Hamilton County Birth and Death certificates are issued Monday through Friday, 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Records Applications