Porter County Vital Records

Search Porter County IN vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records for their municipality. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for vital records, which are available to the public. The office maintains certificates, death certificate, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Beverly Shores Clerk Chesterton IN 500 South Broadway 46304 219-872-0046

Bums Harbor Town Clerk Burns Harbor IN 310 Navajo Trail 46304 219-787-8591

Hebron Town Clerk Hebron IN 106 West Sigler Street 46341 219-996-4641

Porter Clerk Porter IN 303 Franklin Street 46304 219-926-2771

Porter County Clerk Valparaiso IN 16 Lincolnway 46383 219-465-3450


Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place in their county or state. Many Health Departments have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Porter County Health Department Portage IN 3560 Willowcreek Road 46368 219-759-8239


Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in the office’s jurisdiction. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses they have issued, which are available to the public. In many locations, Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Porter County Marriage License Valparaiso IN 16 Lincolnway 46383 219-465-3450


Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain records by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Porter County Medical Examiner & Coroner Valparaiso IN 155 Indiana Avenue 46383 219-548-0208


The Town Hall or City Hall is the chief administrative office that runs the town or city. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including vital records. You can find birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Beverly Shores Town Hall Chesterton IN 500 Broadway 46304 219-728-6531

Hebron Town Hall Hebron IN 106 East Sigler Street 46341 219-996-4644

Kouts Town Hall Kouts IN 210 South Main Street 46347 219-766-3312

Portage City Hall Portage IN 6070 Central Avenue 46368 219-762-5425

Valparaiso City Hall Valparaiso IN 166 Lincolnway 46383 219-462-1161

Wanatah Town Hall Kouts IN 104 North Main Street 46347 219-733-2340