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 an application (see below) with 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.