Vital Records

Payments Accepted

In-Office: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Money Order / Cashier’s Check (made payable to St. Joseph County Department of Health) – Personal Checks Are Not Accepted

On-Line: Visit www.sjcindiana.com to pay with Visa, MasterCard, or Discover

Mail: Money Order / Cashier’s Check (made payable to St. Joseph County Department of Health) – Personal Checks Are Not Accepted

UPS Next Day Delivery: Visit www.VitalChek.com.

Birth Certificates

To obtain the application for certified birth certificates, which is required for all requests, please download and print the English application or the Spanish application.  Identification is required for all applications.

Death Certificates

To obtain the application for certified death certificates, which is required for all requests, please download and print the English application or Spanish application. Identification is required for all applications.

Proof of relationship is required for certified copies, however proof of relationship is not necessary for an un-certified copy. Un-certified death certificates do not have the social security number of the deceased listed and are for informational purposes only.

Genealogy 

Limited genealogical research is available.

Paternity

Paternity procedures are done by appointment only. Please call (574) 235-9638 to schedule an appointment.

Notary

Our Vital Records staff are Notary Publics for the State of Indiana. If you require the services of a notary, please visit us in person. There is a fee of $1 per page.