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 online assistant application services will let you avoid penalties from an incomplete form and you will benefit from unlimited support through your application process.

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. You may also need to replace lost birth certificates, marriage certificates, and death certificates.

Skip a trip to the Illinois Department of Vital Records and order an authorized 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 in Illinois

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

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

    Processing times differ between offices, but you should expect to receive your vital records in Illinois 4 to 6 business weeks.

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

    In order to complete the online application, the Illinois Health Department requires applicants to prove their identity by including a photocopy of their ID. It varies depending on the type of certificate, but commonly people can use the drivers 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 the copy of a vital record in 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 assistant service and the state of Illinois will charge a $15.00 fee for each certified copy of 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 range in price according to the county you are ordering from $5.00 to $13.00 A fee of $19.00 for each death certificate and $4.00 for each additional copy.

  5. Who can request vital records in Illinois?

    At the moment there are limitations to who can request vital records in the state of Illinois Bureau of Vital Statistics. It depends on if the request is for a birth certificate, marriage certificate, or death certificate, the requestor must be doing it on their own behalf. Otherwise, the requester must be part of the close family, some distant family member, or must be the legal representative for the individual of record.

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

    There are two options to order vital records in Illinois. The first and the simplest way one 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 10AM–3PM
Saturday - Sunday Closed

Vital Records Online Mailing Center
PO Box 13471
Miami, FL 33101

Currently, this location is not open to the public.