Illinois Birth & Death Vital Records

Illinois birth death recordsState Bird: Cardinal (Northern Cardinal)
State Flower: Purple Violet
State Name Language of Origin: Algonquian via French
State Name Meaning: S/he speaks normally
Admission to Union: December 3, 1818
Source: Wikipedia

For a fee and with proper identification, birth and death records since January 1916 are available from the Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Division of Vital Records. For earlier records and for copies of these Illinois vital records since January 1916, write to the County Clerk in the county where the event occurred. Illinois birth records are restricted to the person on the certificate and immediate family member, parents on the record, or a legal representative. A copy of the record for a deceased person is available by special application with a form available from vitalrecords@idph.state.il.us. Illinois death records are not public records and are available only to those who have a personal or property right interest. Birth and death records are available online, by mail and fax, or in person. Money orders, certified checks, or personal checks should be made payable to Illinois Department of Public Health.

For more information on Illinois vital records, visit Illinois Marriage & Divorce Vital Records

Illinois Vital Records Offices


Record Type: Birth Certificates
IL Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Phone: 217-782-6554
Fax: 217-523-2648
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4PM M-F
Record Access Requirements: Birth records are not considered public records. Copies are available to subject if 18 years old, parents, or legal guardian (with court order).
Search Note: Place of birth can be city or county. Include name of hospital, if known.

Records Available: Death Records
IL Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W Jefferson St
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Phone: 217-782-6554
Fax: 217-523-2648
Website

Business Hours: 8:30AM-4PM
Record Access Requirements: Death records are not considered public documents. Copies are available to person with property rights and or an interest in the record. Once records are 20 years old, they are open for genealogical searches.

Records Available: State Archives
Secretary of State
Archives Division
Norton Bldg, Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756
Phone: 217-782-4682
Fax: 217-524-3930
Website

Business Hours: 8AM-4:30PM M-F; 8AM-3:30PM SAT

Illinois County Birth & Death Vital Records


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