Vital Records

Information
South Bend Location (574) 235-9638
Mishawaka Location (574) 256-6218
Fax (574) 235-9960

Hours of Operation: 8:00am - 4:30pm
Note: Mishawaka office is closed for lunch from 12:30 to 1:30 pm.

To obtain the application for certified birth certificates, (must be filled out for all requests) please Click Here and then print application.


To obtain the application for certified death certificates, (must be filled out for all requests) please Click Here
and then print application. Identification and proof of relationship is required.

Certified birth and death certificates are issued at both offices. Paternity procedures are done at the South Bend office by appointment only. Limited genealogical research is provided at both locations.

Vital Records Services Fee Schedule

Effective 1/1/2011, this fee schedule applies for all payments.

 
Birth Certificate (initial copy) $12.00
Each additional copy on same person $9.00
Wallet Size Birth Certificate $12.00
Death Certificate (initial copy) $12.00
Each additional copy on same person $9.00
Correction Affidavits and Notifications $20.00
Paternities and Legitimations $75.00
Notary fees (per page) $1.00
Genealogy Search

$7.00

1-6 names for death records before 1955 (plus cost of certified death certificates)

For all mail requests, a money order/ cashiers check made payable to the “St. Joseph County Health Department” in the correct amount for the number of copies requested is required. If you prefer to use Visa/ MasterCard/ Discover you must come into our office or apply through:
www.VitalChek.com

Send to:
SJCHD – Vital Records
227 W. Jefferson Blvd., 8th Floor
South Bend, IN 46601-1870

 
       
         

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