A: Current legal photo ID (such as driver’s license or state ID) is needed, marriage license(s) if last name has changed, and proof of address. See Identification requirements for more options.
A: The Elkhart County- Vital Records division only maintains records for persons born in Elkhart County. Please contact the county Vital Records office in the state where you were born. Your state may use vitalchek.com.
A: An appointment can be made to make an amendment to the record. Two documents (at least 10 years old) must be presented to confirm the spelling of the name. There is a $15.00 amendment fee plus the cost of a new birth certificate. Please feel free to call our office with any further questions.
A: Even though a person was adopted in Elkhart County, the record is maintained in the county/state that the birth took place in.
A: Under these circumstances a member of your immediate family may be eligible to apply for your birth certificate for you by presenting their identification. They must also show proof of the relationship (ex. birth certificate or a marriage certificate). See Identification requirements. You can use vitalchek.com, or call our office for more information.
A: Death records are recorded in the county/state where the individual expired, no matter where he/she lived or is buried.
A: The name of the person, their date of death, the parent's names and the year of death. Records date back to 1882. Anything prior to 1882 would not be available in Elkhart County Vital Records.
A: Birth records for genealogy purposes are only available on individuals who would be at least 100 years old.
A: For your convenience, you can order and pay online through vitalchek.com.
An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service and all major credit cards are accepted.
A: Genealogy records are $6 each; $11 each if certified. Personal checks are not accepted. Payment must be cash, certified check, or money order payable to Elkhart County Health Department.
A: PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED. Payment must be in cash, certified check or money order payable to: Elkhart County Health Department. Visa, MasterCard, or Discover are accepted in the office (no telephone or fax orders). There is a convenience fee charged.
A: The fee is $11.00 for the 1st copy; $9.00 for each additional copy purchased at the same time. Regular size in a plastic pouch is an additional $2.00. Payment must be in cash, certified check or money order only to: Elkhart County Health Department. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
A: The first copy is $11.00 and any additional copies of the same person is $9.00. Payment must be in cash, certified check or money order only to: Elkhart County Health Department. PERSONAL CHECKS ARE NOT ACCEPTED.
A: Please call (574) 523-2107 for prices.
A: Monday hours are 8:00 AM to 5:00PM. Tuesday thru Friday hours are 8:00 AM to 4:00PM.
608 Oakland Avenue
Elkhart, IN 46516-2116
Vital Records office: (574) 523-2107
Fax: (574) 523-2162
Toll Free: 1-877-523-2283
Tuesday through Friday: 8:00am*-4:00pm
*Due to staff in-service, our office will open at 9:00am on the second Thursday of February, May, August, and November and on the first Thursday in December.