IDPH - Illinois Department of Public Health

How to Order

You may contact the county clerk where the event occurred. Click here for the list of county clerks.

Method Description Cost
Mail

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 East Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702-2737

Submit a check or money order payable to IDPH

$19 - full certified copy
$4  each additional copy
$10 - genealogical copy
$2 each additional copy
$10- research copy
Fax

217-523-2648

A major credit card is required.

(Copies for genealogy must be submitted in writing)

$19 - full certified copy
$4 each additional copy
$12.95 handling fee
$3 fee for each additional person in a group order
$19.50 UPS fee (U.S. only)
Additional fee for out of country
Online

Click here to order on-line using the services of VitalChek Network, Inc.

A major credit card is required.

(Copies for genealogy must be submitted in writing.)

$19 - full certified copy
$4 each additional copy
$12.95 handling fee
$3 fee for each additional person in a group order
$19.50 UPS fee (U.S. only)
Additional fee for out of country
In person

Monday - Friday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 East Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, Illinois 62702

Exact cash, personal check, money order or debit/credit card (except Visa credit card) is accepted.

$19 - full certified copy
$4  each additional copy
$10 - genealogical copy
$2 each additional copy
$10- research copy

If your request is urgent, submit it through any type of an overnight delivery service, with proof of immediate need, and a prepaid overnight delivery return envelope. Requests for certificates will be processed within five-to-seven business days for a certified copy or 15 business days for a correction. Suggestions for proof of immediate need are:

  • A copy of a travel itinerary or plane tickets, showing the departure date within 30 days of the date on the application
  • A letter stating the urgent need
  • A statement from an insurance agency on its letterhead indicating the need for a death certificate
  • Notice from immigration authority/agency a death certificate is required