Morgan County INGenWeb

Ordering Records

Morgan County Health Department
180 South Main St.,
Suite 252
Martinsville, IN 46151-1988
Phone: 765-342-6621
Fax: 765-342-1062
Hours: Monday - Friday
8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

Policy for Genealogy Researching

There is a $5.00 search fee per name.
Please complete an application form for each birth/death record you are requesting information on.
Identification will be requested.
We ask that you give office personnel a minimum of four (4) business days to complete the search.
You will be notified of the findings and may then send your fee of $12 for each certified record you want.

Vital Records for Morgan County began in 1900. Only births or deaths that occurred in Morgan County would be registered with this department.

Birth Certificate Application

Ordering Birth Certificates

The Indiana State Board of Health in Indianapolis may be a good resource.
Their application is online at:

Their website states:

"Birth records in the ISDH Vital Records office begin with October 1907. Prior to October 1907, records of birth are filed only with the local health department in the county where the birth actually occurred.

Fees are established by law (IC 16-37-1-11 and IC 16-37-1-11.5). Each search for a record costs $10.00. The fee is non-refundable. Included in one search is a five-year period; the reported year of birth and, if the record is not found in that year, the two years before and after. One certified copy of the record, if found, is included with the search fee. Additional copies of the same record purchased at the same time are $4.00 each. Amendments made to the record are an additional $8.00.

For a complete listing of costs associated with Vital Records, please see our Fee Schedule.

There are four ways to order a birth certificate:

1. Local Health Department – Allows the quick and convenient option of the local offices walk-up services. You must contact the local health department (LHD) in the county where the event occurred to obtain information on service hours, fees proper requirements, and acceptability with different federal and state agencies. For LHD contact information visit the page Local Health Department Contacts page.

2. ISDH Vital Records Online – Allows you choose between two reputable entities using Vital Records Online to purchase documents from the Indiana State Department of Health using a major credit card at your leisure.

3. ISDH Vital Records via Phone – Allows you to order documents and receive customer service support for ordering assistance using a reputable third party company. This option uses a toll-free number and is available 24 hours a day, 7 days a week at (866) 601-0891.

4. ISDH Vital Records via Mail – Allows you to pay via check or money order. To apply for a birth certificate, print Form 49607.

ISDH Vital Records does not offer walk-in service. Please contact your local health department (LHD) in the county where the event occurred to obtain their individual walk-in hours.

To check the status of an order, please contact Customer Service at (317)233-2700.





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Lena Harper - State Coordinator
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