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Order Official Illinois Birth Certificates Online From Illinois Dept Of Public Health.


Once your Illinois birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.


Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their birth certificates and other vital record orders.


Most people place their birth record order in less than 10 minutes!

Illinois Dept. Of Public Health Agency Information

The Illinois Department of Public Health, Vital Records (Illinois Vital Records) issues certified copies of Illinois birth certificates and Illinois death certificates for events which occurred within the State of Illinois. You may order copies of Illinois vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.

Illinois Vital Records issues certified copies of Illinois birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment, school registration, personal identification purposes and other legal purposes. ORIGINAL BIRTH CERTIFICATES of Adopted Persons cannot be requested through These can be obtained directly from the Illinois Department of Public Health.

Who Can Order?
You may order copes of Illinois birth certificates for yourself, your spouse and your child. If you are the certificate holder's legal guardian or legal representative, you must submit written evidence of guardianship or legal representation.

Available Illinois (IL) Vital Record Types

Birth Long

A certified photocopy of the original record with the embossed Seal of Illinois. This certificate is accepted by all state and federal agencies as legal proof of birth and citizenship. It can typically be used for travel, passport, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in the State of Illinois from 1916 to present.

For $15 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy of the same certificate requested at the same time, you will obtain a birth certificate with information collected at the time of your birth (information has varied throughout the years).

First Copy: $15.00    Additional Copies: $2.00

Birth Short

A certified abstract showing child's name, birth date, sex, county of birth, certificate number and file date. Depending on the year of birth, it may also list the parents' names. It can typically be used as proof of identity, but cannot be used to obtain a passport if the parents' names are not listed. The Birth Certificate - Short is available for events that occurred within the State of Illinois from 1916 to present.

For $10 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy of the same certificate requested at the same time, you will obtain a birth certificate with the following items: child’s name, date of birth, sex, place of birth (city, county, state), mother/co-parent’s maiden name, mother/co-parent’s place of birth (state/country), mother/co-parent’s age, father/co-parent’s name, father/co-parent’s place of birth (state/country), father/co-parent’s age, file date, date issued, and, state file number.

First Copy: $10.00    Additional Copies: $2.00

Fast | Secure | Authorized | Affordable

VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to "skip the line" for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).

No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!