Illinois Vital Records

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Illinois Government-Issued Vital Records

Ordering vital records in Illinois with Vital Records Online is a hassle-free process. Our unmatched experience in online assisted application services will save you time on unnecessary document resubmission at the office. If needed, you will greatly benefit from our unlimited support throughout your application process. We are here to help, by email and telephone.

The Illinois Department of Public Health sets the requirements for the necessary documentation that you will need in order to obtain your certified vital records. An authorized copy of your vital records is necessary for a variety of purposes. Replace a lost birth certificate, marriage certificate, and death certificate in a few steps with our online forms.

Save unnecessary trips to the Illinois Department of Vital Records and order a certified copy of your records from the comfort of your home. We take care of the processing and ensure a timely delivery straight to your door.

Click the links below to start your online application:

Official Birth Certificate

Illinois Birth Certificate

Request a Certified Copy of Live Birth for your baby or child.

Official Marriage Certificate

Illinois Marriage Certificate

Obtain Marriage records for yourself or a family member.

Official Marriage Certificate

Illinois Death Certificate

Get an Original Copy of a Death Certificate replacement for a lost record.

Ordering Vital Records in Illinois

Before starting the process to request a certified copy of a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, it is important to understand that you will have to provide some sensitive information in order to obtain your records. It is also important to know about the requirements, processing times, and other relevant information for the Illinois government agency. Read below to understand more about some of the most frequently asked questions.

  1. Ordering vital records from Illinois

    To understand what is needed before you apply for a certified copy of a birth, marriage, or death certificate, it is good to know some helpful information about the requirements, processing times, and other information required by the Illinois Health Department of Public Health.

  2. How long will it take to receive my vital records from Illinois?

    You can expect to receive your vital records from the Illinois Department Of Public Health in 4 to 6 weeks.

  3. What documents are required to order vital records from Illinois?

    The Illinois Department of Public Health requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID to complete the online application. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people can use a driver's license or a state photo ID. Check other acceptable IDs per certificate needed:

    Illinois Birth Certificate Requirements
    Illinois Marriage Certificate Requirements
    Illinois Death Certificate Requirements

  4. How much does it cost to get a copy of a vital record from Illinois?

    When you order birth records, marriage certificates or licenses, divorce certificates, or death records, Vital Records Online will charge a fee starting from $49 for the assisted service. The state of Illinois will charge a $15.00 fee for each certified copy of a birth certificate; additional copies to your order will cost $2.00. Marriage certificate fees may range from $5.00 to $25.00. Additional copies to your marriage certificate order may also vary in price according to the county you are ordering, from $5.00 to $13.00, $19.00 for each death certificate, and $4.00 for each additional copy.

  5. Who can request vital records from Illinois?

    There are limitations to who can request vital records from the state of Illinois Department of Public Health. It depends on if the request is for a birth, marriage, or death certificate. The requestor must be doing it on their behalf. But the requester can also be part of the immediate family, some distant family member, the legal guardian, or the legal representative for the individual of record.

  6. How to order birth certificates and other vital records from Illinois?

    There are two options to order vital records in Illinois. The first and the most straightforward way is through Vital Records Online. You will be able to start your application process online, and then you will receive your birth certificate or the other vital records by mail.

    The second option is going in person to the vital records office in the location where the individual was born. This process could be tedious and time-consuming due to the long lines and paperwork.

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Illinois Vital Records Office
Business Hours
Monday - Friday 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM CST Time
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Office Notice
All walk-in services are canceled until further notice

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PO Box 13471
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Currently, this location is not open to the public.