WCHD Logo - Vital Records

100 S. 5th Street
Richmond, IN 47374

Monday through Friday 8:00am - 4:30pm
Phone: (765) 973-9245
FAX: (765) 973-9361

Executive Director: Christine Stinson, REHS
Phone: (765) 973-9245 ext. 1368
E-Mail: cstinson@co.wayne.in.us

Health Officer: David Jetmore, M.D.

Janice Shaver, VRP-S
Angela Allen, VRP-S
Tamra Webb, Clerk

Looking to check out your family tree or death history of your biological family? Vital records are located at the Wayne County Health Department and are available for public use. With records dating back to 1882, the Vital Records division provides both birth and death records to residents of Wayne County.

The Vital Records division also processes paternities, paternities upon marriage and court ordered legal changes of name.


  1. The birth or death occurrence was in Wayne County

  2. The requestor is of direct biological/marital relation to the requested

  3. Provision of a proper signature identification. Signature ID’s may include: Driver’s license, Military ID, State ID card, Valid Passport, Matricula Consular, Department of Correction ID (with signature), Medicare cards and Medicaid cards (with signature). We prefer a DRIVERS LICENSE