Obtain a Birth Certificate By Mail

Use the Birth Certificate Application Form and complete all required fields, follow all form instructions, provide the required acceptable identification for obtaining a birth certificate along with your payment, and mail to the Health Department at the address on the form. Please include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Those eligible to obtain a birth certificate are:

  • the individual named on record (18 years or older),
  • parents,
  • grandparents,
  • siblings (18 years or older),
  • child or grandchild (18 years or older),
  • current spouse,
  • aunt or uncle,
  • court appointed legal guardian,
  • attorney,
  • state and federal agencies,
  • social agency
  • step-parent. 

All must show supporting documents proving relationship to individual and/or direct interest on letterhead, court documents, or notarized signed authorization from individual.

ID required to get a certificate - ONE valid primary document or TWO secondary documents:

PRIMARY:

  • Government issued driver's license / state ID  (Address listed must match mailing address)
  • Military ID
  • US or Foreign passport
  • Department of Corrections ID
  • College ID w/ proof of current enrollment
  • Work ID w/ name of company listed (must be currently employed)
  • Veteran's ID
  • (Green) Mexico consular ID

SECONDARY:

  • Verification of employment on letterhead including date of employment, employee's address and manager's name and signature
  • Voter registration with signature
  • Vehicle registration with signature (no titles)
  • Previous year's tax return (1040) with signature and social security number
  • Probation documents or statement from Probation Officer on letterhead, including person's name and date of birth with signature
  • Signed Warranty Deed or current lease/rental agreement (must show address and signature of applicant)
  • Signed Social Security card
  • Military discharge (DD-214)
  • Indiana only - Gun permit with signature
  • Indiana only Professional license with signature

AMISH MUST PROVIDE TWO OF THE ITEMS LISTED BELOW:

  • Non-Photo ID
  • Baptismal Certificate
  • Marriage Certificate
  • Social Security Card
  • School Records