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Birth Records

Who Can Get a Birth Record?

The DeKalb County Clerk’s office provides certified birth records for individuals born in DeKalb County. Due to the confidential nature of these records, only the individual or their legal parent(s) or guardian(s) may procure these documents, (410 ILCS 535/25). You may request a certified copy of birth records in person, by mail, or online.

Birth Records become genealogical records after 75 years. To access our Genealogical Records, you may do so online at or you may request the record by mail using the Genealogy Request Form


Order online! It’s fast, easy, safe, and convenient. Most orders are processed within 24 to 72 hours. This option includes overnight delivery. Click here to Order Online!


When placing an order by mail, please make sure you use the download the Birth Record Request Form and return with correct payment.


In the area and need the birth record today? Visit us in person at the Clerk & Recorder’s Office. We accept cash, check, and credit/debit payments.  Please see request form for pricing

What Do I Need?

In order to get a birth record you must be the parent or individual of the record you are requesting. Use the information below to make sure you have everything you need prior to requesting a birth record.

Adoption Information

The County Clerk & Recorder’s office does not maintain birth records for those individuals who were adopted. Those documents are part of the State of Illinois’ Records.

The Illinois Department of Health maintains birth records for individuals who were adopted.

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