DeKalb County Health Dept.
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Birth & Death Records

Births From 1916 and up
$16 First Certified Copy
$8 Each Additional Certified Copy

Certified copies of birth records of persons who were born in DeKalb County may be obtained at the DeKalb County Health Department. Because of the confidential nature of these records, Illinois Statutes provide that copies of birth records may be obtained only by the person himself (if of legal age), a parent, or other legal representative.


Deaths From 1916 and up

$21 First Certified Copy  
$17 Each Additional Certified Copy

Certified copies of death records of persons who died in DeKalb County may be obtained at the DeKalb County Health Department. Copies of death records may be obtained by a person having a personal or property right interest in the record or by his duly authorized agent.

Printable Request Forms
Request for Birth Certificate (pdf)
Request for Birth Certificate - Spanish(pdf)
Request for Death Certificate (pdf)
Request for Death Certificate - Spanish (pdf)


In Person

Visit the DeKalb County Health Department 8 am to 12 pm or 1 pm to 4:30 pm and ask for Vital Records. Complete request form, present current photo identification, and make payment in the form of cash, check, or money order payable to DeKalb County Health Department.  We also accept major credit/debit cards.

By Mail
Submit completed request form and a copy of current photo identification to:
DeKalb County Health Department
2550 N. Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL  60115

Enclose payment in the form of check or money order payable to DeKalb County Health Department.

By Fax or Email (payment by credit/debit card)
Fax 815.748.2485 or email birth&deathrecords@dekalbcounty.org a signed request form, along with a copy of a current photo ID. Upon receipt of fax or email, we will call you to process your credit/debit card transaction.