Certified Death Certificates
Our death records here in Jefferson County Indiana start in 1882.
How to Order Death Certificates
For deaths that OCCURED in Jefferson County, Indiana
For Deaths that occurred here in Jefferson County Indiana, you can process online requests through an independent company that the Jefferson County Health Department has partnered with to provide you this service; Permitium’s VitalDirector – link: https://jeffersoninvitals.permitium.com/rod.
This NEW Online Service will allow applicants to complete an online order and also track their orders in real-time. This service will also allow for multiple shipping and pickup options.
Multiple Shipping options include: USPS; UPS; and FedEx. If you have selected to have your order shipped to you – payment must be in the form of Debit/Credit Cards. Convenience & Credit Card fees do apply.
In-Office Pickup Option: If you have selected to pick up your order at the Health Department Office – you will be notified when your order is ready for PICKUP. During the completion of your online order and you chose the “PAY AT COUNTER” option – this will allow you to make your payment here in the office when your order is ready for pickup (Cash, Check, or Money Orders ONLY).
If you wish to pay with a Debit/Credit Card you would need to choose the “CHECKOUT” option and provide your credit card information at the time of placing your online order (Convenience & Credit Card fees do apply). Once your debit/credit card payment has been processed, you will be notified when your order is ready for PICKUP.
For deaths that DID NOT OCCUR in Jefferson County, Indiana
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®.
The Madison-Jefferson County Library is an excellent source for genealogy research.