Copies of Birth Certificates
Who May Obtain a Birth
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®.
an order directly with VitalChek
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
What are the Fees for a Birth Certificate?
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
- Selective Service Card
- Out-of-State Drivers License
- U.S. Naturalization Certificate
- U.S. Immigration Card
What about Genealogical Research?
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."