How can I get a death certificate via the mail?

To request a death certificate via the mail, submit the following to the Health Department:

Mail ordering is still dependent upon State Laws concerning valid identification and familiar relation.

You may print the following certificate to include in your mail items: English Death Certificate       Spanish Death Certificate

  1. Photocopy of valid driver’s license and documentation
  2. Must provide note with:
    • Birthday of deceased
    • Deceased’ mother’s maiden name
    • Deceased’s father and mother’s names
    • Exact date of death
    • Full name of deceased
    • Place of death
    • Purpose for which this certificate will be used
    • Your relation to the person
  3. Also be sure to enclose a $12 money order made to East Chicago Health Department
    • Each Certificate copy will be $12, for more copies please multiply accordingly - No personal checks or cash, it will be sent back
    • Include self-addressed, self-stamped envelope for return
  4. Mail to:
    100 W. Chicago Avenue
    Suite 100 A
    Attn: Vital Records
    East Chicago, IN 46312

Depending on the location you are mailing from we advise the round trip mail to be between 10 and 16 business days.

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