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The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

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

On Line:

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

By Mail:  

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."

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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.