The Clerk's Office is required by law to send to the Indiana State Board of Health a birth change order within thirty days of the paternity order. The required information for the filing of a paternity action enables the case to be processed promptly and assists the Clerk's Office in preparing the necessary form so a new birth certificate can be issued.
To obtain a new birth certificate, present the child's original birth certificate to the Board of Health, along with the court order showing the name change. A new birth certificate will be provided at no charge. If the original birth certificate is not available, the Board of Health charges $6 per certificate. The Board of Health will also laminate the document for an additional fee.