Copies of Death Certificates
Who May Obtain a Death Certificate?
You can obtain a certified copy of a death certificate if you are a relative or a person who can prove a financial interest.
How to Obtain a Death Certificate:
Come into 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 death record request form is located here: Death Certificate Application
For your convenience, you can process online requests for death 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
Download Certification of Death Record 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 Death Certificate?
The fee is $18 for the first copy and $6 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?
Death records had to occur 75 years ago or earlier to be classified as genealogy records. The application is the same and the fee is $5 per record. Genealogical records are not certified, but are stamped "For Genealogical Purposes Only."