Death Records - Click here to order online
Please note: Absolutely no information can be given over
the telephone regarding Vital Records. Under Illinois State Law
(410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have
legal access to birth, death or marriage certificates. The Sangamon
County Clerk’s Office will issue certificates to authorized
individuals only. To do otherwise is a violation of Illinois Law.
Vital Records are not considered public information, nor are they
subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
WHO MAY OBTAIN DEATH RECORDS:
WHAT IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED:
- A family member with a personal interest or anyone with a legal interest in the record. Documentation may be required to show proof of interest in the record.
WHAT IS THE FEE:
- Valid identification is required
HOW TO OBTAIN A DEATH RECORD ONLINE, OR BY MAIL:
- $27.00 for the first copy and $9.00 for each additional
copy of the same record when purchased at the same time.
Payment must be made with a money order, check, cash or Discover or Master Card.
DEATH RECORDS ON FILE IN SANGAMON COUNTY:
- The applicant can send a written request
through the mail with the deceased’s name and approximate date
and year of death and a copy of valid ID. Click here to request a record
online, or click
here to download an application you can fill out on-line, then print and mail in. The required fee must be
sent with the written request. Mail your request to the Sangamon County
Clerk’s Office, 200 S. Ninth Street, Room 101, Springfield, IL
62701. For questions you may contact the office at 217-753-6700 or e-mail by clicking here.
WHAT IF THE DEATH OCCURRED IN ANOTHER COUNTY OR STATE:
For more information, please call (217) 753-6700, e-mail by clicking here or come to Room 101 of the Sangamon County Complex, 200 S. Ninth Street, Springfield, IL 62701.
- Death records on file in the Sangamon County Clerk's Office go back to 1877.