Illinois Probate and Estate Settlement
Requesting Death Certificates Department of Vital Records
Cost of copy: certified copy: $17.00
Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
605 West Jefferson Street
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Remarks: State office has records since January 1916. For earlier records and for copies of State records since January 1916, write to County Clerk in county where event occurred (county fees vary). The fee for a search of the State files is $10.00. If the record is found, one certification is issued at no additional charge. Additional certifications of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each. The fee for a full certified copy is $17.00. Additional certified copies of the same record ordered at the same time are $2.00 each.
Money orders, certified checks, or personal checks should be made payable to Illinois Department of Public Health. To verify current fees, the telephone number is (217) 782-6553. This will be a recorded message.
Information on how to obtain certified copies is also available via the internet at Illinois Department of Public Health.