How can I get a birth or death certificate?
If the birth or death occurred in Grant County, you can come in to our office and obtain the certificate immediately, or you can send a request for one through the mail.
To send a request for a birth certificate through the mail:
- You can click on this link to take you to the "Forms" page on our site where you can print an application to mail in.
- You can write a letter in which you will need to provide the following information; full birth name, date of birth, full name of father, full maiden name of mother, your legal address, and daytime telephone number.
Whether you fill out an application or mail in a letter, you will also need to send a photocopy of your drivers license or state issued identification card, a stamped self-addressed return envelope, and a money order. The fee for a certified birth certificate is $15.00 per copy. Please note that we do not accept personal checks.
To send a request for a death certificate through the mail:
- You will need to provide the name of the decedent, your relationship to the decedent, the approximate date of death, a photocopy of your drivers license or state issued identification card, a stamped, self-addressed return envelope, and a money order. The fee for a certified death certificate is $15.00 per copy. Please note that we do not accept personal checks.
Mail the request to: Grant County Health Dept., 401 S. Adams St., Marion, IN 46953.
Requests received through the mail are processed and mailed within 2 business days.
If the birth or death occurred in another state or county, click on the link from the sidebar "Useful Links" or click on this link
. You will be directed to a website which will provide you with the necessary information.
How can I get a copy of my birth certificate if I don't have a Driver's License or State ID Card?
You can send photocopies of 2 of the following documents (items MUST contain signature of applicant):
- Employment, Military, D.O.C., or School ID
- Social Security Card
- Motor Vehicle Registration
- Credit, Bank or Discount Club Card
- Marriage License Application
- Previous year tax return
- Public Aid, Food Stamp or WIC program Identification
- Library Card
- Hunting, Fishing or Professional License
- Voter Registration card
Or an immediate family member (mother, father, brother, sister, grandparent, or spouse) can obtain the birth certificate for you using their identification.
How can I add the father of my child to his or her birth certificate?
If the birth of the child occurred in Grant County and there is currently no father listed on the birth record, the mother and the biological father need to contact our office to schedule an appointment. We can then produce, process, and file a Paternity Affidavit which will add the fathers name to the birth certificate. Both parents are required to appear in person and have to have their state ID and Social Security Card with them at that time.
If the parents are married, we will also need a copy of the marriage license.
There is a $40.00 fee for this service.
How do I find genealogy records?
The Marion Public Library has birth & death records on microfilm prior to 1979. You can write them at Marion Public Library, 600 S. Washington St., Marion, IN, 46953, ATTN: Indiana Room. Anything after 1979 would be available through our office.
Death records dated 1979 through present are available on this website by clicking the "Death Records" option in the sidebar box to the left of this page or by clicking on this link