Vital Records Update 03/24/2020 At this time the VCHD is remaining open to provide birth and death certificates. However, if you are able, please submit your requests either online or by mail. We ask that if you are sick, please do not visit us in person. Please call us at (812) 435-2400 with any questions.
Birth and Death Records and Certificates The Vital Records Section of the Vanderburgh County Health Department started keeping records in February 1882. There are no records in Indiana before that time. The Indiana State Department of Health in Indianapolis started keeping records in October 1907. Vanderburgh County birth and death records can be obtained from our office, on a walk in basis, Monday through Friday (except legal Holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. Indiana requires an applicant requesting a birth certificate, whether by mail or in person, to show identification and proof of relationship. Appointments are necessary for requests for records other than birth and death certificates, such as paternity affidavits, home birth registrations, and court orders. To make an appointment call: (812) 435-2400