Vital Records

Vital Records

Vital Records

The Vital Records section of the Health Department maintains and issues birth and death certificates occurring in Ohio County, Indiana.

Our records begin in 1882, and the open record policy is also available for Genealogy research, based upon the 75 year viewing rule. The State Department of Health Vital Records begin in 1907.

Dearborn County Vital Record Certificate Costs:

  • Death certificate             $12.00 Short form   $22.00 Long form
  • Birth certificate               $10.00 (each duplicate birth certificate $5.00)
  • Paternity Affidavit           $25.00
  • Amendments/Corrections (with new birth certificate issuance)  $8.00
  • All Death Certificate Fees include a $2.25 charge per certificate that goes to the Indiana Coroners Association

A photo ID with the star is required to obtain certified records for self. To obtain a record for someone else, proper documents to show proof of relationship is required.

Cash or checks are accepted for payments. We cannot process credit cards.

In some instances, such as settling an estate, the ‘Long form death certificate’ may be required by that agency, for further questions regarding the long form, please call our office.

Records may be requested by mail, please go to the appropriate link below in the “news” section of Health Department.  Print the request form, complete, mail in with payment and include proper documentation to show relationship. If you have any questions, please call:

Ohio County Health Department
Attn: Vital Records
117 Sixth Street
Rising Sun, IN  47040

Office: (812) 438-2551
Fax: (812) 438-4393

Kayla Thayer, Registrar/Vital Records

Vital Records Section

Please see Applications below

» Birth Certificate Application (.pdf)