Orange County Health Department

Tammie Johnson -† Registrar

Phone: (812) 723-7112

Fax: (812) 723-7117

Email: orange@isdh.in.gov

Please read the information below, before calling or visiting the health department. This general information may prevent unnecessary or multiple trips to our office.

Can be ordered in our office, for those persons born in Orange County. The cost of each is $10.00. This is payable by cash, debit, credit, or money order. We do not accept personal checks.

Birth Certificate Request Form

 

Can be ordered in our office. Death certificates can only be issued for those persons that died in Orange County. The cost of each is $10.00. This is payable by cash, debit, credit, or money order. We do not accept personal checks.

Death Certificate Request Form

 

 

Birth Certificates

Death Certificates

Vital Records

Orange County Health Department

Paternity Affidavits

If parents are married at the time of a childís birth, the husband is generally legally recognized as the father of the child. In cases involving unmarried parents, however, paternity usually needs to be formally recognized in order to secure the fatherís rights. This can be done by filing a paternity case or by recording a paternity affidavit with the appropriate government office. A paternity affidavit is a document that provides parents with a way of formally acknowledging the father of a child. A child can receive a number of legal benefits from establishing paternity, such as inheritance rights from the father as well as government, medical, and life insurance benefits.

A paternity affidavit form is usually completed at a hospital after the child is born, although it can also be filled out at a local health department. While paternity affidavits vary from one jurisdiction to another, most require information about the mother, the father, and the child. Usually, both of the parents are required to sign and notarize the document. By signing the document, the parties are agreeing that the statements they've made are true.

An appointment is needed for completion of a paternity affidavit in the health department.