| Dissolution of Marriage Records
The Illinois Department of Public Health (IDPH), Division of Vital Records does not issue certified copies of dissolution of marriage records. Certified copies are available from the circuit court clerk in the county where the dissolution of marriage was granted.
For a $5 fee, IDPH, Division of Vital Records can verify the facts of a dissolution of marriage that has taken place from 1962 through the current index date available. Dissolution of marriage indexes can only be searched by the husband's last name. Verifications can be obtained by mail, by fax or in person.
If you do not have a valid photo id, such as a drivers license or state issued photo identification (ID), we need TWO pieces of documentation with your name, one of which must show your current address, to prove your identity. ONE piece of documentation can be a bill or other mail. The OTHER piece of documentation must be one of the following items listed below:
Matricula Consular card issued after October 2006 is acceptable on its own. However, if issued prior to October 2006, we need ONE additional documentation showing current address as noted above. If you do not have any of the items listed above, please submit a copy of a current utility bill (electricity, cellular phone, water, etc) showing your name and your current address.
If your driver’s license is expired and you have an extension sticker on the back, you must submit a copy of both sides.
If you have an expired driver’s license that is no more than six months expired, we need ONE additional documentation showing your name and your current address.
If you are currently incarcerated, you can submit a dated copy of your prison intake/offender summary sheet containing your photo. If you have been released from prison within the last six months, we will accept a copy of the release papers along with the prison photo ID.
If you are writing from a state or federal agency, you can submit a copy of your photo work badge.
If you are writing from a hospital, you can submit a copy of your photo work badge.
SOCIAL SECURITY CARDS ARE NOT ACCEPTABLE.
A verification of the parties to the dissolution of marriage and the date and place it was filed.
Anyone can get this information.
The verification fee is $5. Payment can be made by check or money order payable to the "Illinois Department of Public Health" (Do not send cash) or with a credit card. Please note that there is a $10 handling charge and $19.50 UPS return delivery fee for credit card transactions only.
Yes, you can use a credit card. There is an additional $10 handling charge and $19.50 UPS return delivery fee for credit card transactions only.
The forms on this Web site are in PDF format. To view PDF documents, you need a copy of the Adobe Acrobat Reader Software. If after downloading the Adobe Acrobat Reader Software you continue to have problems downloading the form, you can request the verification by writing to:
The letter must include:
No, a search fee is required in advance of any processing of a request.
Search fees are not refundable. Most refunds result when customers are unable to supply the documentation necessary to complete the request. If you believe you qualify for a refund, you can write to: