IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health

Vital Records Fees

Product/Service Description Cost/Fee (if applicable)
Check or money order
payable to IDPH
Adoption Registry Registration with the Adoption Registry and Medical Information Exchange program $15 unless registration includes completed medical questionnaire form
Adoption Registry
Original Birth Record Request
Original birth record of adopted person​ ​$15 - ONLY for 1 non-certified copy
Birth Certificate Birth certificate with the following items: name, date of birth, sex, place of birth, mother/co-parent’s maiden name, mother/co-parent’s place of birth, mother/co-parent’s age, father/co-parent’s name, father/co-parent’s place of birth, father/co-parent’s age, file date, date issued and State File number $10 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Birth Certificate Birth certificate with information collected at time of birth (information has varied throughout the years) $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Birth Certificate for an Adoption Creation of adoption birth record $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Civil Union Verification Search of record indexes to verify that civil union occurred $5 for each copy
Commemorative Birth Certificate Special birth certificate suitable for framing $40 for each copy
Corrections/Legal Name Change Correction to a vital record $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Death Certificate (certified) Full copy of the original death certificate on file $19 for first copy, $4 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Death Certificate (uncertified) Plain white, genealogical copy of death certificate on file (more than 20 years old) $10 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Delayed Registration Birth Certificate
(certified)
Delayed filing of birth records that were not registered at the time of occurrence $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Dissolution of Civil Union Verification Search of record indexes to verify that dissolution occurred $5 for each copy
Dissolution of Marriage Verification Search of record indexes to verify that dissolution occurred $5 for each copy
Foreign Birth (Administrative) Creating an Illinois birth record for a child born overseas but not readopted in Illinois $5 for each copy
Foreign Birth Record Creating an Illinois birth record for a child born overseas and adopted in Illinois $5 for each copy
Gender Reassignment Change birth record to reflect a gender reassignment (sex change) $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Genealogical Birth Certificate
(uncertified)
Plain white, genealogical birth certificate on file (must be more than 75 years old) $10 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Legitimation Addition of father’s name to birth record $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Marriage Verification Search of record indexes to verify that marriage occurred $5 for each copy
No Record Statement (certified) Statement that no record of death, birth, marriage or dissolution was found $10 for each copy
Paternity Add father to birth record per court order $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time
Research Copy (uncertified) Plain white copy of death certificate marked “Research Purposes Only” $10 for each copy
Stillbirth Abstract of information from fetal death $15 for first copy, $2 for each additional copy requested at the same time