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Lake County Indiana - Vital Records

Health Department Fees:

Certified Birth Certificate - $10.00
Certified Death Certificate - $11.00
Paternity Affidavit - $15.00
Birth Certificate Name Change - $15.00
 
Birth Certificates:
 
For a person born within Lake County, except cities of East Chicago or Gary,  a birth certificate can be obtained as follows:
  1. In person, by visiting our Lake County Government Complex location.
  2. By mail,  by mailing us the following information:
    • name of the child
    • place of birth
    • birth date
    • copy of photo ID (for example, driver's license)
    • $10.00 processing fee in money order or cash (no personal checks are accepted)
For a person born in the cities of East Chicago or Gary, please contact or visit their respective health departments:
 
East Chicago Health Department
100 West Chicago Ave.
East Chicago, IN 46312
219-391-8467
 
Gary Health Department
1145 West 5th Ave.
Gary, IN 46402
 
More information about Vital Records can be found on the Indiana State Dept of Health.
Health Department Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ) for General category:
Click to see the answer Do I need a food service permit and what is the procedure for receiving one?

Click to see the answer Do I need a permit to operate a public swimming pool?

Click to see the answer Do you offer adult immunizations?

Click to see the answer Does Health Department provide any educational programs?

Click to see the answer How can I establish paternity for my child?

Click to see the answer How can I obtain a Birth Certificate?

Click to see the answer How can I obtain a Death Certificate?

Click to see the answer How do I get my drinking water tested?

Click to see the answer My septic system is malfunctioning, what should I do?

Click to see the answer When do I need to renew my food service permit?

Last updated: 11-19-2019 03:57 PM