NOTE: This article is about a recent action by the county government in Allen County, Indiana. It has nothing to do with the well-known genealogy library that is within that county.Genealogists and others searching for birth and death certificates will pay a little more after the Allen County Commissioners passed a vital records fee ordinance amendment Friday. Requests will be charged on a new sliding scale for death certificates. According to the new amendment, genealogical record search requests and non-certified birth/death records request "will be charged $2 for each non-certified copy as well as a blanket request fee of $20 for up to five searches, $35 for 6-10 searches and $50 for more than 10 name searches. The search fee is non-refundable and must be paid prior to the start of the search for the requested records."
Amounts for certified records requested will change as well; birth certificates will cost $11, a $1 increase. Death certificates will cost $11, also a $1 increase, plus an additional $2 fee for the “Coroner's Education Fund,” for a total charge of $13 per certificate.
You can read more in an article by Ellie Bogue of the Fort Wayne News-Sentinel at http://goo.gl/kHIkt.