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Indiana Death Records

If you would like to order in Indiana death record, they are available from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) or from the health department in the county where the death occurred. A third option is to go online to order the record from a website specializing in providing copies of vital records to consumers.

Death records for people who passed away from October 1907 on are available from the ISDH. If you would like to order a death record from 1900-1907, you would contact the health department for the county where the death occurred.

The statement restricts who can order a copy of an Indiana death record to the following people:

  • Parents
  • Spouse
  • Adult children
  • Grandparents
  • Siblings
  • Aunts/uncles
  • Niece/nephew
  • Direct descendent
  • Funeral home/director (must be the one handling the body)
  • Other family members/cousins

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Apply for an Indiana Death Record in Person

Indiana death records are available on a walk-in basis only from the health department where the event took place. You will need to show an accepted form of ID and improve your relationship to the deceased before the information will be released. Accepted forms of identification are:

  • Government issued drivers license or state ID card
  • Valid passport
  • Department of correction ID (issued within the past six months)
  • School ID (currently enrolled students only)
  • Work ID (current employer)
  • Veterans ID

If you don’t have one of the primary forms of ID listed above, you’ll be asked to produce two forms of secondary identification:

  • Employment letter (on company letterhead) confirming date of employment, employee’s address, and the managers name and signature
  • Original signed employment application (must still be employed by company)
  • Major credit card with signature
  • Previous year’s tax return (with signature and Social Security Number)
  • Signed mortgage or home rental agreement
  • Signed Social Security card
  • Probation documents or statement from probation officer on letterhead listing the person’s name and date of birth
  • Military Discharge documents

The average processing time for a death certificate is three to four weeks after the request has been received.


Order Indiana Death Certificate by Mail

To order an Indiana death certificate by mail, send your request to:

Vital Records
Indiana State Department of Health
P.O. Box 7125
Indianapolis, IN 46206-7125


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Indiana Death Certificate Fees

The cost for a first certificate is $8.00. Additional copies of the same certificate may be ordered for $4.00 each. Make your check payable to “Indiana State Department of Health.”

If you are interested in ordering an Indiana death record and don’t want to wait for the state to process your request, consider visiting a website which can provide you with a copy of the record you wish to order.

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