Perry County Registrar
125 S. 8th Street
Cannelton, IN 47520
Phone: 812/547-2746 X 2
Office Hours: Monday through Friday 8:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
The registrar is responsible for recording, issuing and forwarding information on births and deaths occuring in this county to the State Department of Health. Certificates issued at the time of birth at the hospital are not considered legal documents.
Our records start from 1882, but due to the 1937 Flood, Tell City records were destroyed. The registrar will assist you in obtaining the record from the State Department of Health.
To request a birth or death certificate, please provide the necessary information listed on the application form below. If requesting a certificate by mail, please also include a self-addressed stamped envelope.
The registrar is state certified to correct a record. The fee for this service is $5.00 in addition to the certificate. Other services offered include Paternity Affidavits, for which $25.00 is charged plus one regular Birth Certificate at $10.00. Birth Certificates are $10.00 (single) and $15.00 (combo); Death Certificates are $10.00; and Genealogy is $25.00 for request plus $5.00 per hour. Cash or money order only is accepted.