Vital records, nursing services and environmental services fees charged by the LaPorte County Health Department are increasing.
A complete list of fees is available on http://www.laportecounty.org/health/health_department.html
Certified birth certificates are now $3; previously certificates were free. Other changes include $10 for a TB test, all adult vaccine fees increased between $5 and $30. Septic system permit fees increased from $60 to $80 for new construction and repair.
Increases are to compensate for department expenses such as salary, mileage, education, postage, computer equipment and supplies.