ServicesBirth and Death Records

Contact Us

Phone: 815-748-2480
Email: vitalrecords@dekalbcounty.org

Births Records

Effective 01/04/2024, a credit card fee of 2.25% will be applied to all debit and credit card transactions. A minimum of $1.00 will be applied.

$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. Illinois Statutes provide that copies of birth records may be obtained only by the person himself/herself (if of legal age), a parent, or other legal representative with a valid acceptable identification (government-issued).

Birth Records become genealogical records after 75 years. Genealogy Research

Deaths Records

$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.

Death records are not public records and are only available to those who have a personal or property right interest (“property right” is defined as something that it is owned, tangible such as a car title or a property deed) with the decedent.  To obtain a certificate, you must provide documentation of your personal or property right interest (i.e., an insurance policy).

Death Records become genealogical records after 20 years. Genealogy Research

Forms To Request a Certificate:

Birth Certificate Request (English)
Birth Certificate Request (Spanish)
Death Certificate Request (English)
Death Certificate Request (Spanish)

All request forms should be accompanied with a copy of your valid government issued photo ID.

Ways to Request a Certificate: 

In Person

Certificates may be obtained at DeKalb County Health Department from 8:00 am to 4:00 pm. Please bring a valid government issued photo ID. We accept cash, check, money order and major credit cards.

By Mail

Complete the request form, attach a copy of your valid government issued photo ID, and enclose payment in the form of check or money order payable to the DeKalb County Health Department.

Mail to:
DeKalb County Health Department
Attn: Vital Records
2550 N. Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL  60115

By Fax

Fax the completed form, along with a copy of a valid government issued photo ID to 815-748-2485. Upon receipt of your fax, we will then call you to process your credit/debit card transaction.

By Email 

Email the completed form, along with a copy of a valid government issued photo ID to vitalrecords@dekalbcounty.org. Upon receipt of your email, we will then call you to process your credit/debit card transaction.