Vital records can issue birth and death certificates before 4pm.
The vital records unit cannot accept money after 4pm, therefore cannot process birth and death certificate requests after 4pm, but are open until 4:30pm to answer questions regarding birth, death, and amendments via phone.
**In-Office: Cash, Visa, MasterCard, Discover, Money Order / Cashier’s Check (made payable to St. Joseph County Department of Health) – Personal Checks Are Not Accepted
Our Vital Records staff in both South Bend and Mishawaka are Notaries Public for the State of Indiana. If you require the services of a notary, please visit us in person. There is a fee of $1 per page.