Vital Records

Birth Certificates


To obtain the application for certified birth certificates, (must be filled out for all requests) please download and print the English application or the Spanish application.

Death Certificates


To obtain the application for certified death certificates, (must be filled out for all requests) please download and print the application. Identification and proof of relationship is required. Proof of relationship is not necessary for an uncertified death certificate. Uncertified death certificates don't have social security numbers of the deceased listed and are for informational purposes.

Paternity & Genealogy


Paternity procedures are done by appointment only. Limited genealogical research is provided.

Mail Requests


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, or Discover you must come into our office or apply online.