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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Illinois Dept. Of Public Health.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Illinois Dept. Of Public Health Division Of Vital Records 925 E Ridgely Avenue Springfield , IL, 62702-5097
Phone 217-782-6553
Fax 217-523-2648
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About Vital Records from Illinois Dept. Of Public Health

ILLINOIS VITAL RECORDS
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.

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).

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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.

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Death Long

A certified copy that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred within the State of Illinois from 1916 to present.

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