Illinois Vital Records







Illinois State Vital Records Office


Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702
(217)782-6554

Make money order, certified check or personal check payable to Illinois.

  • If your request is mailed via regular US Mail the turn around rate is 3 Weeks.
  • If your request is sent via a speedy service (eg: Overnight, second day etc) then it is processed immediately and requested document is sent to you within 2 business days.
  • The fee for a search of the State files is $15.00. If the record is found, one certification is issued at no additional charge.

Record Type Cost Dates Comments
Birth (long) $15.00 Since Jan. 1916
Birth (short) $10.00 Since Jan. 1916
Death (long) $17.00
Death (uncertified) $10.00
Death $0.00 1916-1943 At the Illinois State Archives
Marriage $5.00 Since Jan. 1962 For certified copies, contact the clerk of the circuit court in the county in which the license was issued.
Divorce $5.00 Since Jan. 1962 For certified copies, contact the clerk of the circuit court in the county in which the divorce was granted.

Illinois Counties:
Adams, Alexander, Bond, Boone, Brown, Bureau, Calhoun, Carroll, Cass, Champaign, Christian, Clark, Clay, Clinton, Coles, Cook, Crawford, Cumberland, DeKalb, DeWitt, Douglas, DuPage, Edgar, Edwards, Effingham, Fayette, Ford, Franklin, Fulton, Gallatin, Greene, Grundy, Hamilton, Hancock, Hardin, Henderson, Henry, Iroquois, Jackson, Jasper, Jefferson, Jersey, Jo Daviess, Johnson, Kane, Kankakee, Kendall, Knox, Lake, LaSalle, Lawrence, Lee, Livingston, Logan, Macon, Macoupin, Madison, Marion, Marshall, Mason, Massac, McDonough, McHenry, McLean, Menard, Mercer, Monroe, Montgomery, Morgan, Moultrie, Ogle, Peoria, Perry, Piatt, Pike, Pope, Pulaski, Putnam, Randolph, Richland, Rock Island, Saline, Sangamon, Schuyler, Scott, Shelby, St. Clair, Stark, Stephenson, Tazewell, Union, Vermilion, Wabash, Warren, Washington, Wayne, White, Whiteside, Will, Williamson, Winnebago, Woodford

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