Public Health Preparedness
Birth and Death Records and Certificates
The Vital Records Section of the Scott County Health Department started keeping records in February 1882. There are no records in Indiana before that time. The Indiana State Department of Health in Indianapolis started keeping records in October 1907.
Records can be obtained from our office, on a walk in basis, Monday through Friday (except legal Holidays), 8:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.
Indiana code requires an applicant requesting a birth, whether by mail or in person, be required to show one form of identification containing the applicant's signature. A driver's license is preferred or you may use a tax return, social security card, library card, fishing license or credit card. Mail orders must include a photo copy of your driver's license.
Certified copy of birth certificates - $10.00
Certified copy of death certificates -$15.00
Certified copy of birth certificates wallet/laminated - $10.00/copy
How to qualify to receive an official birth certificate...(Click here).
This office has records for Scott County only.
The Health Department will conduct a genealogy search on Scott County birth and death records for $3.00 per name. You will receive a typed genealogy information sheet of any information found on record. We may not be able to provide same day service for this request.
* Personal checks are only accepted from local banks.*
* We advise not to send cash in the mail.*
Click on Birth or Death Record Request Form (below) if you wish to print a copy and mail your request.
More information is available:
Open Records Law - IC 5-14-3 Frequently Asked Questions
Contact us if you have any questions about our programs.