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Office Hours of Operation, Services, and Fees:
Those people born (or authorized representative of those that have died) in Marion County have three options to purchase vital records.
Vital Records now provides voluntary paternity establishment
for mothers and fathers who are not married at the time of birth of their child.
An appointment for this process must be scheduled in advance with
the correction specialist. Both parents must appear at the health
department with valid and current identification (valid identification). The process is easy, takes
approximately 30 minutes and costs $35 for the record amendment and $15.00 for the new birth certificate. For more information, E-mail Gwen Williams or call
Marion County, Indiana marriage or divorce records may be obtained through the office of the Marion County Clerk at http://www.indy.gov/eGov/County/Clerk/Pages/home.aspx.
Birth/Death Certificates from another county in Indiana
Please contact the Indiana State Department of Health to receive birth/death records information for other Indiana counties.
Please see information sheet for other often requested information related to vital records
Information Building a Community
Health data collected from birth and death certificates is used by MCPHD to assess policies and public health initiatives.
This data is also used in state and federal databases and by the World Health Organization (WHO). Data indicating diseases responsible for death in Marion
County helps organizations from the public health department to the federal Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) determine the most serious health
risk factors prevalent in our community, state and nation.
Reports on death statistics are made weekly to the CDC, and birth/death information is supplied to Statistics and Vital Information (SAVI). Parents are notified when a birth record is received and available, which allows them to see that their child's record is filed and to make any necessary corrections.
If a birth or death occurs in Marion County to a resident of another county, that information will be immediately communicated to the appropriate local health department.
Vital Records also provides educational materials about health department programs with each birth report sent to new parents as an effort to help build healthier neighborhoods and combat infant mortality.