Lake County Birth Records

Search for Lake County IN birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Lake County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Lake County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. An Indiana birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for an IN driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Lake County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

Dyer Clerk Dyer IN 1 Town Square 46311 219-865-2421

East Chicago City Clerk East Chicago IN 2301 East Columbus Drive 46312 219-391-8491

Hammond City Clerk Hammond IN 5925 Calumet Avenue 46320 219-853-6502

Highland Clerk Highland IN 3333 Ridge Road 46322 219-838-1080

Hobart City Clerk Hobart IN 414 Main Street 46342 219-942-1940

Lake County Clerk Hammond IN 232 Russell Street 46320 219-931-3440

Lake County Clerk East Chicago IN 3711 Main Street 46312 219-398-2442

Lake County Clerk Crown Point IN 2293 North Main Street 46307 219-755-3533

Lake Station Clerk Lake Station IN 3701 Fairview Avenue 46405 219-962-3111

Merrillville Clerk Merrillville IN 7820 Broadway 46410 219-769-3501

Munster Town Clerk Munster IN 1005 Ridge Road 46321 219-836-6940

Schererville Clerk Schererville IN 10 East Joliet Street 46375 219-322-4581

St John Clerk St. John IN 10955 West 93rd Avenue 46373 219-365-8636

Whiting City Clerk Whiting IN 1443 119th Street 46394 219-659-4688


Lake County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Lake County Indiana, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Lake County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Indiana, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Community Healthcare System Munster IN 926 Ridge Road 46321 219-836-3349

Community Hospital Munster IN 901 Macarthur Boulevard 46321 219-836-1600

Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Dyer Dyer IN 24 Joliet Street 46311 219-865-2141

Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Hammond Hammond IN 5454 Hohman Avenue 46320 219-932-2300

Franciscan St. Margaret Health - Outpatient Center Dyer IN 24 Joliet Street 46311 219-865-2141

Fresenius Medical Care at Northlake Methodist Hospital Gary IN 600 Grant Street 46402 219-886-4000

Methodist Hospital Merrillville IN 8701 Broadway 46410 219-738-5500

Saint Anthony Medical Center: Emergency Room Crown Point IN 1201 South Main Street 46307 219-757-6310

Saint Catherine Hospital East Chicago IN 4321 Fir Street 46312 219-392-1700

Saint Margaret Mercy Healthcare Center Hammond IN 5454 Hohman Avenue 46320 888-864-4203

Select Specialty Hospital - Northwest Indiana Hammond IN 5454 Hohman Avenue 46320 219-937-9900

St. Mary Medical Center Hobart IN 1500 South Lake Park Avenue 46342 219-942-0551

Triumph Healthcare Hammond IN 5454 Hohman Avenue 46320 219-937-9900

USS Family Medical Center Merrillville IN 251 West 84th Drive 46410 219-756-4343


Lake County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Lake County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Lake County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Lake County Indiana. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Lake County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

East Chicago City Hall East Chicago IN 4525 Indianapolis Boulevard 46312 219-391-8300

Gary City Hall Gary IN 401 Broadway 46402 219-881-1414

Griffith Town Hall Griffith IN 349 North Indiana Street 46319 219-922-3078

Griffith Town Hall Griffith IN 111 North Broad Street 46319 219-924-7500

Hammond City Hall Hammond IN 5925 Calumet Avenue 46320 219-853-6324

Highland Town Hall Highland IN 3333 Ridge Road 46322 219-838-1080

Hobart City Hall Hobart IN 414 Main Street 46342 219-942-1940

Lowell Town Hall Lowell IN 501 East Main Street 46356 219-696-7794

Merrillville Town Hall Merrillville IN 7820 Broadway 46410 219-769-5711

Munster Town Hall Munster IN 1005 Ridge Road 46321 219-836-8810

New Chicago Town Hall New Chicago IN 122 Huber Boulevard 46342 219-962-1157

Schererville Town Hall Schererville IN 10 East Joliet Street 46375 219-322-2211

Schneider Town Hall Schneider IN 23800 Parrish Avenue 46376 219-552-0661

St John Town Hall St. John IN 10955 West 93rd Avenue 46373 219-365-8636

Whiting City Hall Whiting IN 1443 119th Street 46394 219-659-7704


The Lake County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Indiana, Lake County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Lake County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Lake County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for an Indiana State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Lake County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

East Chicago Health Department East Chicago IN 3903 Indianapolis Boulevard 46312 219-391-8415

Gary Health Department Gary IN 1145 West 5th Avenue 46402 219-882-5565

Lake County Health Department Crown Point IN 2900 West 93rd Avenue 46307


Lake County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Lake County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Lake County Indiana. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth records.

East Chicago Vital Records Archive East Chicago IN 100 West Chicago Avenue 46312 219-391-8413