|Vital Records is a division of the Washington County Health Department and maintains all birth and death records for Washington County. The Washington County Health Department is a registration district for vital records, which include all births and deaths occurring in Washington County. Certified copies of both are issued to individuals for travel, school, marriage, insurance, and to settle estate matters. The staff is also certified to complete correction amendments to birth records and to prepare paternity affidavits. A fee is charged for these services.
Both birth and death records begin in 1882. Records prior 1882 are not available.
Birth Certificate - standard size $10.00
The office is located in the Washington County Government Building, Suite 100 at 806 Martinsburg Road, Salem, IN 47167. The phone number is (812) 883-5603.
Office hours for Vital Records are 8:00 AM - 12:00 (noon) & 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM Monday through Friday. Applications for Birth & Death Certificates are processed 8:00 AM - 11:30 AM & 1:00 PM - 3:30 PM Monday through Friday.
WE DO NOT accept Birth or Death Certificate requests via email, fax or phone.