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Birth & Death Certificates

Certificates & Fees

The Vital Statistics Division provides birth and death information ONLY for Monroe County, Indiana from 1882 to Present.

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

             Birth Certificate Application

             Death Certificate Application

At this time, birth and death certificate requests are being processed through the mail, or through VitalChek only (see bottom of page for information regarding VitalChek).  All other services are by appointment only. No walk-ins are allowed at this time.

Most transactions take approximately 5 minutes in person. 
Affidavits and home birth registration can take up to 30 minutes, sometimes longer.  We ask that you please make an appointment for these services.

Birth Certificates ~ $16.00 per set; you will receive a wallet size and a half sheet size; identification is required.

Death Certificates ~ $16.00 per copy; identification and proof of relationship / vested interest is required; corrections to death certificates must be made by the funeral home that provided the services.

  • Please contact the funeral home you are working with directly for any delay in receiving death certificates.

Affidavit Requesting Amendment ~ $53.00;  identification and two documents 10+ years old showing correct information are required.  For children 3 - 17 years old, please call for assistance.

Certified Copy of Paternity Affidavit on file ~ $10.00 per copy;  identification is required.

Correction Notification ~ $10.00;  for children two years of age and younger only; both parent's signatures are required.

Home Birth Registration ~ $27.00;  Please call or email for instructions and to make an appointment.

Paternity Affidavit ~ $53.00; must file in office with both parents present; identification is required.

Paternity Affidavit Upon Marriage ~ $53.00; must file in office with both parents present; identification and a certified copy of the marriage license are required, along with the mother's divorce decree if applicable.

**Note:  Some of the above documents may require an additional notary fee of $2.00 per document.**


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.  Click here for an updated list of accepted documentation.**Paper/Temporary copies of driver's licenses will not be accepted**


We accept cash, money order, checks and most major credit cards. If paying by check, you must provide the check writer's valid driver's license or state issued identification card. Please note, there is a convenience fee to use credit/debit cards: a minimum of $1.35 or 2.25% of the transaction.

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

Monroe County Health Department

Attn: Vital Statistics Staff
119 W. 7th Street
Bloomington, IN   47404
Most requests received through the mail are processed on the day received.

Monroe 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 - VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or Visa®. 
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Other internet vendors are not authorized by the Monroe County Health Department and may charge additional fees without providing state-approved services. Neither Monroe County nor VitalChek have control over the services and fees other internet vendors offer and charge, nor can we guarantee the confidentiality of any vital record data provided to vendors other than VitalChek.
If you have questions about how to obtain a Birth Certificate, Death Certificate or Genealogical Research, please contact the Vital Records Staff at (812) 349-2542 or

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Contact Us

Penny Caudill,
Health Administrator
Health Building
119 W 7th St
Bloomington, IN 47404
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  • Phone: (812) 349-2543
  • Fax: (812) 339-6481
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  • M - F 8:00 a.m - 4:00 p.m.

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