Jefferson County Health Department (The Caring Team)

Birth Records

Our birth records here in Jefferson County Indiana start in 1882. The form for a
certified certificate of birth is available to download on this website. To view and
print this document you will need Adobe Reader. The Adobe software is available
For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that Jefferson County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website.  An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard®, or Visa®.

Address & Phone Number
Jefferson County Health Department
Vital Records
715 Green Road,
Madison, Indiana 47250

Additional Information
The Madison- Jefferson County Library is an excellent source for research. The on-staff expert is Janice Barnes and she can be reached at (812)265-2744. The hours for the library are: Monday-Thursday (9:00am-9:00pm), Friday (9:00am-6:00pm), Saturday (9:00am-5:00pm), and Sunday (1:00pm-5:00pm).

Madison-Jefferson County Public Library
420 W. Main Street,
Madison, Indiana 47250


Valid Drivers License
Social Security Card
State Identification
Motor Vehicle Registration
Work ID w/ Signature
Military ID w/ Signature
School ID w/ Signature
Library Card w/ Signature
Gun Permit w/ Signature
Fishing License w/ Signature

NOTE: Other documents may be accepted at the discretion of the Registrar.
A person who has no form of Identification, should ask someone on the eligible
persons list to obtain the record.


Legitimate Birth Records:

Individual named on the record (must be over age 18)
Parents of the person named on the record
Brothers and Sisters
Court Appointed Legal Guardian (must provide guardianship papers)
Attorney representing person named on record (must have I.D. for self and I.D./permission
note from person named on record)
Caseworker from Division of Family & Children with court appointed guardianship papers
Law Enforcement personnel with I.D. and court order
Other county agencies left up to discretion of the registrar & the local health department

Illegitimate Birth Records:

Individual named on the record (must be over age 18)
Mother of the person named on the record
Father of the person named on the record (name must appear on the record)

NOTE:If an individual under the age of 18 wishes to request a certificate, he/she must have a written permission note from a parent or guardian, authorizing the release of a birth certificate to a specified person.The written statement must include a parent or guardian's signature and be accompanied by acceptable I.D. The individual under age 18 must also provide acceptable I.D.