Indiana Death Certificate

Below is the information you'll need in order to obtain a death certificate in Indiana, including qualifications, cost, required information, where to submit your application, and a link to the application you'll need to fill out.

Qualifications

Indiana law specifically requires that the person who purchases a death certificate has a direct interest, which is defined as a documented personal financial or legal interest in the record. This also includes immediate family members, specifically:

  • Parents
  • Grandparents
  • Adult siblings

Cost

The fee to search for a death certificate is $8.00, which includes one certified copy of the death certificate. For each additional copy of the certificate ordered at the same time, the fee is $4.00. Checks or money orders should be made payable to the "Indiana State Department of Health." Cash is not accepted. Fees are not refundable.

Required Information

  • Name of the deceased
  • Date of death
  • City of death
  • County of death
  • Total number of certificates requested
  • Total fees
  • Delivery preference
  • Date of birth of deceased
  • Name of father
  • Maiden name of mother
  • Your relationship to the deceased
  • Your name
  • Your mailing address
  • Your phone number
  • A photocopy of a current, government-, state-, or military-issued identification

The address provided on the application must match the address on the identification or the request will not be processed.

Submitting Your Request

Send the completed application and the appropriate fee to:
Vital Records

Indiana State Department of Health

P.O. Box 7125

Indianapolis, IN 46206-7125

You can also order a certified death certificate from the county clerk in the county where the death occurred. Click here for a list of county health departments.

Download the Application

Click here to download the application for a certified Alabama death certificate.