Effective March 18, 2020, our office is closed to the public and remains closed until further notice. We currently have limited staff on site daily and are processing requests as quickly as possible with the staff available.
Requests for vital records may still be submitted to our office via regular mail. Please be advised that due to the closure notice and limited staff, the processing and completion of requests are delayed, and we are currently processing at 12+ weeks from the receipt of the request.
Uncertified copies of birth certificates for genealogical purposes are available to individuals, who may not otherwise be entitled to receive a certified copy, upon completion of the picture_as_pdfApplication for Search of Birth Record Files, if the person's date of birth precedes the current date by 75 years or more. Eligibility will be determined upon receipt and review of the documentation submitted. You can also contact the county clerk in the county where the birth occurred (List of County Clerks).
Uncertified, genealogical copies of death records of persons who died more than 20 years ago, but not before 1916, may be requested either from the Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records or from the county clerk in the county where the death occurred (List of County Clerks).
Uncertified, genealogical copies of death records of persons filed before 1916 may be obtained from the county clerk in the county where the death occurred (List of County Clerks) or from Illinois Regional Archives Depository System if it holds death records for that particular county (Illinois Regional Archives Depository System).