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Illinois

 

Birth

 

Event: Birth

Cost of copy: certified copy: $15.00
certification: $10.00

Address:
Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

Remarks: State office has records since January 1916. For earlier records and for copies of State records since January 1916, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred (county fees vary). The fee for a search of the State files is $10.00. If the record is found, one certification is issued at no additional charge. Additional certifications of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each. The fee for a full certified copy is $15.00. Additional certified copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each.

Money orders, certified checks, or personal checks should be made payable to Illinois Department of Public Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (217) 782-6553. This will be a recorded message.   Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Death

 

Event: Death

Cost of copy: certified copy: $19.00
genealogical copy: $10.00

Address:
Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

Remarks: State office has records since January 1916. For earlier records and for copies of State records since January 1916, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred (county fees vary). Genealogical (uncertified) copies are available from the state for death records 20 years or older for $10.00. Additional genealogical copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each. The fee for a full certified copy is $19.00. Additional certified copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $4.00 each.

Money orders, certified checks, or personal checks should be made payable to Illinois Department of Public Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (217) 782-6553. This will be a recorded message.   Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the Illinois Department of Public Health website.

Marriage

 

Event: Marriage

Cost of copy: $5.00

Address:
Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

Remarks: Marriage Index since January 1962. Selected items may be verified (fee $5.00). Certified copies are NOT available from State office.

For certified copies, write to the County Clerk in county where license was issued.

Divorce

 

Event: Divorce

Cost of copy: $5.00

Address:
Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

Remarks: Divorce Index since January 1962. Selected items may be verified (fee $5.00). Certified copies are NOT available from State office.

For certified copies, write to the Clerk of Circuit Court in county where divorce was granted.

 

 
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