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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Copies of Birth Certificates

Who May Obtain a Birth Certificate?

If you are 18 years of age or older, you can obtain a certified copy of your own birth certificate.

A parent can obtain the birth certificate of their child, if the parent's name appears on the child's birth certificate.

How to Obtain a Birth Certificate:


Come to the DuPage County Clerk's Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM.

Please complete a request form prior to coming to the office. 
The birth record request form is located here: Birth Certificate Application


For your convenience, you can process online requests for birth certificates through an independent company that the DuPage County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. An additional fee of $10.00 is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.

Place an order directly with VitalChek

By Mail:

Download Certificate of Record of Birth Application (PDF) 

Fill out the application and mail it along with a photocopy of a current and valid acceptable form of identification and a check or money order made payable to the DuPage County Clerk to:

Jean Kaczmarek
DuPage County Clerk
P.O. Box 1028
Wheaton, IL 60187

What are the Fees for a Birth Certificate?

The fee is $14 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy of the same certificate, requested at the same time.

What are the Acceptable Forms of Current and Valid Identification?

  • Illinois Drivers License
  • Illinois State Identification Card
  • U.S. Military Identification Card
  • Selective Service Card
  • Out-of-State Drivers License
  • U.S. Naturalization Certificate
  • U.S. Immigration Card
  • U.S. Passport

What about Genealogical Research?

Birth records had to occur 75 years ago or earlier to be classified as genealogy records. The application is the same and the fee is $1 per record. Genealogical records are not certified, but are stamped "For Genealogical Purposes Only."

Order Vital Records Online

Order your vital records online!

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NOTE: There is a $10 service fee to order certificates/records through VitalChek.  The fee is not charged nor collected by the DuPage County Clerk's office.