What You Can Do:
The IC 16-37-1-10 section of Indiana law states that access to birth and death certificates must be requested on the grounds of a “direct interest.” This may be a family or legal interest in obtaining death and birth documents for Indiana background checks. Birth and death certificates are available from the Indiana State Department of Health, Vital Records.
At the time of this writing, the fee for a birth certificate is $10, with additional copies priced at $4. A death certificate can be ordered for $8 with additional copies priced at $4. Form 49606 must accompany a death certificate request, while form 49607 must be sent with a birth certificate request. Checks should be made payable to the Indiana Department of Health. The processing time is usually about 3-4 weeks after the document request is received.