DeKalb County Health Dept.

Birth & Death Records

Births From 1916 and up
$16 First Certified Copy
$8 Each Additional Certified Copy

Certified copies of birth records of persons who were born in DeKalb County may be obtained at the DeKalb County Health Department. Because of the confidential nature of these records, Illinois Statutes provide that copies of birth records may be obtained only by the person himself (if of legal age), a parent, or other legal representative.


Deaths From 1916 and up

$21 First Certified Copy  
$17 Each Additional Certified Copy

Certified copies of death records of persons who died in DeKalb County may be obtained at the DeKalb County Health Department. Copies of death records may be obtained by a person having a personal or property right interest in the record or by his duly authorized agent.

Printable Request Forms
Request for Birth Certificate (pdf)
Request for Birth Certificate - Spanish(pdf)
Request for Death Certificate (pdf)
Request for Death Certificate - Spanish (pdf)


In Person

Certificates may be obtained at DeKalb County Health Department from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm. Please bring your current photo ID. We accept cash, check, money order and major credit cards.

By Mail
Complete the request form, sign, attach a copy of your current photo ID, and enclose payment in the form of check or money order payable to the DeKalb County Health Department.

Mail to:
DeKalb County Health Department
2550 N. Annie Glidden Road
DeKalb, IL  60115

Attn: Vital Records

By Fax:
Fax the competed and signed request form, along with a copy of a current photo ID to 815-748-2485. Upon receipt of your fax, we will then call you to process your credit/debit card transaction.

By Email
Email the competed and signed request form, along with a copy of a current photo ID to birth&deathrecords@dekalbcounty.org. Upon receipt of your email, we will then call you to process your credit/debit card transaction.