Birth Certificates | Cook County Clerk's Office
An agent having a notarized letter from any of the above, authorizing your access to the record. If the certificate has been on file for 75 years or longer, anyone with a genealogical interest may obtain a non-certified copy of the certificate, stamped "for genealogical purposes only. To do otherwise is a violation of Illinois Law. Vital records are not considered public information, neither are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
All requests, whether they are made in person, by mail or online, must be accompanied by the unexpired Driver's License, State ID or passport of the requestor, or the request will not be fulfilled. Original ID must be presented in person; by mail or online, provide a copy of the ID.
If you do not have any of these forms of identification, contact our office by calling for more options. If you have an urgent need for a vital record, please visit the Illinois Department of Public Health. Skip to Main Content.
For your convenience, you can process online requests for birth certificates through an independent company that the DuPage County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. Place an order directly with VitalChek. Fill out the application and mail it along with a photocopy of a current and valid acceptable form of identification and a check or money order made payable to the DuPage County Clerk to:.
Birth records had to occur 75 years ago or earlier to be classified as genealogy records.
Genealogical records are not certified, but are stamped "For Genealogical Purposes Only. The fee is not charged nor collected by the DuPage County Clerk's office. Healy District 6 Robert L. Larsen Sheila Rutledge James F.