obtain the application for certified birth certificates, which must be filled
out for all requests, please Click
- Full name of person whose record is requested
- Date of birth
- Place of birth
- Parents' names, including maiden name of mother
- Only a photocopy of 1 ID is required if it is a Driver's License or State ID. If you do not have a picture ID, please contact our office for acceptable documents.
- Purpose for which copy is needed
- Relationship to person whose record is requested
- Signed letter, return address and phone number
- Send to address below - attention vital records
- Number of copies requested
Prices: $15.00 for each Certified Birth Certificate. $15.00 for each wallet size birth certificate, which also includes a plastic pouch.
Forms Of Payment For Mail Requests
(faxed requests are not accepted)
Money Order or Cashier’s Check ONLY (made payable to St. Joseph County Health Department)
*No Personal Checks Or Credit Cards*
Do not mail cash-we will not refund if lost.
If you would like to use a credit card or request UPS next day delivery, please visit www.VitalChek.com
Forms Of Payment For In-Office Requests
Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Money Order or Cashier’s Check (made payable to St. Joseph County Health Department)
*No Personal Checks*
SJCHD - Vital Records
227 W. Jefferson Blvd.
8th floor County-City Building
South Bend, IN 46601-1870