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All persons born and who have died in Steuben County after 1882 should have a written birth and death certificate on file with the Health Department. These records are legal documents, which can be used for identification purposes. There are restrictions on who can apply for these documents. Please call the Health Department for information on procedures and restrictions for this service.

Fee for a Death Certificate is $10.00 for the first copy and $5.00 for each additional copy.

A Certified Copy of Death contains a raised seal and the Health Officer's signature and is a legal document. The document includes name, age, sex, marital status, date of death, place of death, cause of death, physician, cemetery, and funeral director. Some records, especially older ones, may have very little information. Additional information, such as parents, birth date, etc. (if available) can be typed on the back of the certificate on request only. This additional information is not certified.

Fee for a Birth Certificate is $10.00 for the first copy and $10.00 for each additional copy.

A Certified Copy of Birth contains name in full, date of birth, where born, name and birthplace of father and mother, date record was filed, book, page, and file number.

Fee for Genealogical Record Search is $1.00.

If a record is located, all information available will be copied from the record and provided to you. None of this information is certified.

Filing Fee for Affidavit of Paternity is $10.00 each.

Filing Fee for Affidavit requesting Amendment to Birth Certificate is $10.00 each
(includes one (1) certified copy of certificate)

Filing Fee for Report of Legal Change of Name is $10.00 each
(includes one (1) certified copy of certificate)

If requesting information by mail, please enclose a self-addressed stamped envelope with money order or cashier's check, along with a copy of a photo ID, do not send cash or personal check, to:

Steuben County Health Department
Attn: Vital Records
317 South Wayne Street, Suite 3A
Angola, IN 46703


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