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Jay County Historical Society
903 East Main Street, Portland, IN, 47371
Phone: 260-726-7168, fax: 260-726-7178
email us at:

Jay County Public Library
315 N. Ship Street, Portland, IN 47371
(260) 726-7890 or fax (260) 726-7317

Birth & Death Records

Jay County Health Department
504 W. Arch St.
Portland, IN 47371
Phone (260) 726-8080

For death records after 1900 and birth records after 1907, you may also write

Indiana State Department of Health
Vital Records
PO Box 7125
Indianapolis, IN

Note: an application and photo identification are required (a photocopy of a driver's license, work identification card, etc.). The fee for a genealogy hard copy is $4.00 and a certified copy can be obtained if relationship can be proven for $5.00 for birth or death certificate. If the exact date of birth or death is not known, please provide an approximate 5 year period. An application and instruction sheet can be requested by e-mailing with the request. If there are any other questions please call the Jay County Health Department at 260-726-8080.

Land Records

Jay County Recorder
Jay County Courthouse
120 N. Court St.
Portland, IN 47371
Phone (260) 726-4572

Marriage & Court Records

Jay County Clerk
Jay County Courthouse
120 N. Court St.
Portland, IN 47371
Phone (260) 726-4951

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