For a copy of an Illinois birth certificate, please print and complete the appropriate form and send a money order or check (payable to Illinois Department of Public Health) to the name and address below.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
605 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Fax: (217) 523-2648
Birth certificates filed before 1916 must be obtained from the county clerk in the county where the birth occurred. Uncertified copies may be available for genealogical researchers and others on a restricted basis; please visit the