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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:

  • 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 IDENTIFICATION IS REQUIRED:
  • Valid identification is required
WHAT IS THE FEE:
  • $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.
HOW TO OBTAIN A DEATH RECORD ONLINE, OR BY MAIL:
  • 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.
DEATH RECORDS ON FILE IN SANGAMON COUNTY:
  • Death records on file in the Sangamon County Clerk's Office go back to 1877.
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.


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