Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ's)

Q: If I come into your office, can I get my certificate today:

A: Yes! We have same day service. The wait depends on the number of people waiting in our office. It should not take more that 15-20 minutes.

Q: Do I have to show an I.D. to get a copy of a birth or death certificate?

A: Yes, something with your signature and photo if possible.

Q: How long does it take to get a copy of a certificate through the mail?

A: Please allow at least seven (7) business days to receive your certificate. Our office usually turns all mail requests around in 3-5 business days after receipt.

Q: Do you have marriage and divorce records?

A: No, copies of these records can be obtained from the Spencer County Clerk's Office. They are located in Room 8, Second Floor, Court House, 200 Main Street, Rockport, Indiana 47635. Their phone number is (812)649-6027.

Q: If I was born in another county or state can I get a copy of my birth certificate?

A: No, this office registers and issues Spencer County birth records only. Each county in Indiana has its own Vital Records Section.

Q: Can I get a social security card at your office?

A: No, social security numbers/cards can only be issued by the Social Security Agency. Please contact the Social Security Office nearest you.