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Need a birth or death certificate?

We can help. The Department of Health’s Vital Records Division issues certified birth and death records for events occurring in Fort Wayne and Allen County.

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Preventing disease, promoting health, protecting the environment and preserving vital records in our community.

In support of Allen County and its municipalities, the Allen County Department of Health strives to promote the health, safety and well-being of all residents. With guidance from the Indiana Department of Health and support from our many partnering agencies, we endeavor to have a model public health infrastructure that provides professional, responsive and cost-effective services to the community.


We license and regulate facilities like retail food, lodging and tattoo & body piercing establishments; public swimming pools; and septic systems.

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Vital Records

The Department issues certified birth and death certificates for all births and deaths occurring in Fort Wayne and Allen County, Indiana.

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Vaccines are safe, effective and one of the best ways to protect yourself and others from serious and potentially life-threatening illnesses.

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HIV/STD Testing

Confidential, respectful and low-cost testing, treatment, counseling and other services for HIV and various sexually transmitted diseases are available by appointment.

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Allen County Health Inspector

Check inspection records for food establishments, tattoo businesses, pools, hotels and motels and more.


Department of Health, Homeland Security urge safe viewing of April 8 eclipse

With anticipation building and excitement growing, the Allen County Department of Health and the Allen County Office of Homeland Security want to ensure everyone enjoys the extraordinary event safely. The April 8 eclipse offers a unique opportunity to view a seldom-seen cosmic phenomenon, but there are potential health effects to consider – and safety is a top priority.

Common respiratory illnesses on the rise, Health Commissioner urges protection

Respiratory illnesses are spreading, and the Allen County Department of Health is urging residents to protect themselves and others. Cases of influenza (flu), COVID-19 and respiratory syncytial virus (RSV) each have increased recently. Protection is especially important as family and friends prepare to gather for the holidays.

Inaugural Health First Allen County grant awards announced for 2024

Promoting and protecting public health will include enhanced programs and priorities in 2024, as renewed support for that important work from state and local leaders allows the Allen County Department of Health to expand the many ways it serves the community.

Flu season is here: Health Department urges protection from the seasonal virus

With flu season underway and other respiratory illnesses circulating, the Allen County Department of Health is working to make sure you have everything you need to stay healthy.

Health Department urges preparation for mosquito season, elimination of breeding sites

It's mosquito season, and the annoying little pests can transmit diseases such as West Nile Virus

Particles from wildfires again prompts state Air Quality Action Day designations

The Indiana Department of Environmental Management forecasts high levels of particles in the air from Canadian wildfires for Monday, July 24 and Tuesday, July 25. The state agency also is forecasting high ozone levels for Thursday, July 27 and Friday, July 28.

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The Department of Health functions as an entity of Allen County Government