Birth & Death Certificates

Certified copies of birth and death certificates are available from the Indiana State Department of Health (ISDH) by mail-in only or from the local health department in the county where the event occurred on a walk-in basis. All requests require proper identification and proof of relationship to the person whose record is being requested is required. Methods of payment and fees may vary.

Visit the site below if you want/need to request a copy of a birth certificate (form 49607) or death certificate (form 49606) from the State of Indiana.

Indiana Department of Health - Vital Records

Following is the contact information and fees for the Starke County Health Department:

Theresa Alexander, MD

53 East Washington Street

Knox, Indiana 46534

Phone: 574-772-9137

Fax: 574-772-8035

Hours: Monday - Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m.

  • Birth Certificate - $10 / Copy - $10
  • Death Certificate - $10 / Copy - $10
  • Paternity Affidavit - $5
  • Genealogy Search - $10 for the first ten names, $5 for each additional name