Birth & Death Certificates

VITAL RECORDS IS LOCATED AT 629 N 6TH ST LAFAYETTE,IN 47901

Certificates & Fees


The Vital Records Division provides birth and death information only for Tippecanoe County, Indiana from 1882 to present. If you have questions about how to obtain a Birth Certificate, Death Certificate, or Genealogical Research, please contact the Vital Records Staff at 765-423-9221, ext. 4. Warning: False application, altering, mutilating or counterfeiting Indiana Birth or Death Certificates is a criminal offense under Indiana Code 16-37-1-12. Customer support for ordering assistance and status inquires available at 765-423-9221, ext. 4.

How to Apply for a Birth Certificate


You may apply in person, through the mail, or online. Most transactions take approximately 5 minutes in person. If applying in person;

WE ARE LOCATED AT 629 N 6TH ST LAFAYETTE,IN 47901 you will receive the birth certificate at that time; if you have all the required documentation (see chart below). Our office hours are Monday - Friday, 8 a.m. - 4:15 p.m., except on holidays. We do not close for lunch. All credit/debit card transactions will be processed with a $2.50 convenience fee. 

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Fees & Requirements


  • Birth Certificates: $10 per copy
    Regular size (half sheet size)
    Identification is required
  • Death Certificates: $12 per copy
    Identification is required
    Corrections must be made by the funeral home that provided the service
  • Please contact the funeral home you are working with directly for any delay in receiving death certificates.
  • Copy of a filed Paternity Affidavit: $5 per copy, Identification is required


 Identification


Due to increased identity theft and fraudulent use of documents, in order to obtain a birth and/or death certificate, you will need specific documentation at the time of issuance. The following chart explains the documentation:
Relationship Documentation
I am Getting my own Birth Certificate Please Provide One of the following: Your Valid (Non-Expired) Driver's License, Passport or Matricula Card
I am the Mother Please Provide One of the following: Your Valid (Non-Expired) Driver's License, Passport or Matricula Card
I am the Father Please Provide One of the following: Your Valid (Non-Expired) Driver's License, Passport or Matricula Card
I am the Grandparent Please Provide Your Valid ID and Birth Certificate of the Parent You are Related to
I am the Guardian Please Provide Your Valid ID and Guardianship Papers
I am the Brother or Sister Please Provide Your Valid ID and Your Birth Certificate
I am the Son or Daughter Please Provide Your Valid ID and Your Birth Certificate
I am the Husband or Wife Please Provide Your Valid ID and Proof of Marriage (Marriage Certificate)
 I am a Funeral Home Please Provide a Fax or Email from your funeral home to notify the Health Department. 


Applying Online

Tippecanoe County Health Department does not accept online orders; However, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service-
VitalCheck Network Inc. 

By web: Click Here

By phone: 888-276-9006

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Applying by Mail   

Print and complete the Certificate Application required by Tippecanoe County Health Department for the following documents:

 If mailing your request, send the completed application, fee, and photocopies of accepted documentation to the following address:

 Tippecanoe County Health Department

 Attn: Vital Records Staff

 629 N 6th Street

 Suite A

 Lafayette, IN 47901


 Most requests received through the mail are processed on the day received.

Other Services: Please call 765-423-9221 Ext. 4 for an Appointment for any of the following services. 

  •  Changing a Birth Record: Affidavits and Home Birth Registration are by appointment only and can take up to 30 minutes.
  •  Affidavit Requesting Amendment: $10, identification and 2 documents, 10+ years showing correct information are required (You must make an appointment for this service)
  •  Certified Copy of Paternity Affidavit on File: $5, identification is required
  •  Birth Notification: Free of charge, you will receive the notification in the mail 2-4 weeks after the birth of the child
  •  Home Birth Registration: $25, please call for instructions and to make an appointment
  •  Paternity Affidavit: $25, must file in office with both parents present, identification is required (You must make an appointment for this service)
  •  Paternity Affidavit Upon Marriage: $25, must file in office with both parents present, identification and a certified copy of the marriage license are required (You must make an appointment for this service)
  •  Court Ordered Legal Name Change: Please bring the certified or stamped court order, our office will keep this copy to send to the Indiana State Department of Health www.courts.in.gov