Birth and 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. 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.
Printable Request Form
Certificates may be obtained at DeKalb County Health Department from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please bring your current photo ID. We accept cash, check, money order and major credit cards.
Complete the request form, sign, attach a copy of your current photo ID, and enclose payment in the form of check or money order payable to the DeKalb County Health Department.
DeKalb County Health Department
2550 N. Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL 60115
Attn: Vital Records
Fax the competed and signed request form, along with a copy of a current photo ID to 815-748-2485. Upon receipt of your fax, we will then call you to process your credit/debit card transaction.
Email the competed and signed request form, along with a copy of a current photo ID to firstname.lastname@example.org. Upon receipt of your email, we will then call you to process your credit/debit card transaction.