Vital Records in Illinois

The Illinois Department of Public Health is responsible for maintaining vital records, where they issue certified copies of birth & death records. Certified copies of divorce and marriage records must be requested from the specific county office where the event took place.

Below is a table showing the year ranges that the Illinois Department of Public Health can provide:

Record Type Available From
Illinois Birth Records January 1916 – 2017
Illinois Death Records January 1916 – 2017
Illinois Divorce Records January 1962 – 2017
(informational index only)
Illinois Marriage Records January 1962 – 2017
(informational index only)

Find County Offices in Illinois

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County Year Founded
Adams County, IL 1825
Alexander County, IL 1819
Bond County, IL 1817
Boone County, IL 1837
Brown County, IL 1839
Bureau County, IL 1837
Calhoun County, IL 1825
Carroll County, IL 1839
Cass County, IL 1837
Champaign County, IL 1833
Christian County, IL 1839
Clark County, IL 1819
Clay County, IL 1824
Clinton County, IL 1824
Coles County, IL 1831
Cook County, IL January 15, 1831
Crawford County, IL 1816
Cumberland County, IL 1843
DeKalb County, IL 1836
DeWitt County, IL 1839
Douglas County, IL 1859
DuPage County, IL February 9, 1839
Edgar County, IL January 3, 1823
Edwards County, IL 1814
Effingham County, IL 1831
Fayette County, IL 1821
Ford County, IL 1859
Franklin County, IL January 2, 1818
Fulton County, IL 1823
Gallatin County, IL 1812
Greene County, IL 1821
Grundy County, IL February 17, 1841
Hamilton County, IL 1821
Hancock County, IL 1825
Hardin County, IL 1839
Henderson County, IL 1841
Henry County, IL 1826
Iroquois County, IL 1833
Jackson County, IL 1816
Jasper County, IL 1831
Jefferson County, IL 1819
Jersey County, IL February 28, 1839
Jo Daviess County, IL 1827
Johnson County, IL 1812
Kane County, IL January 16, 1836
Kankakee County, IL February 11, 1853
Kendall County, IL 1841
Knox County, IL 1825
Lake County, IL March 1, 1839
LaSalle County, IL January 15, 1831
Lawrence County, IL 1821
Lee County, IL February 27, 1839
Livingston County, IL 1837
Logan County, IL February 15, 1839
Macon County, IL January 19, 1829
Macoupin County, IL 1829
Madison County, IL September 14, 1812
Marion County, IL 1823
Marshall County, IL 1839
Mason County, IL 1841
Massac County, IL 1843
McDonough County, IL 1826
McHenry County, IL 1836
McLean County, IL December 25, 1830
Menard County, IL 1839
Mercer County, IL January 13, 1825
Monroe County, IL 1816
Montgomery County, IL 1821
Morgan County, IL 1823
Moultrie County, IL 1843
Ogle County, IL January 16, 1836
Peoria County, IL 1825
Perry County, IL 1827
Piatt County, IL 1841
Pike County, IL 1821
Pope County, IL 1816
Pulaski County, IL 1843
Putnam County, IL 1825
Randolph County, IL 1795
Richland County, IL February 24, 1841
Rock Island County, IL 1831
Saline County, IL 1847
Sangamon County, IL 1821
Schuyler County, IL 1825
Scott County, IL 1839
Shelby County, IL 1827
St. Clair County, IL 1790
Stark County, IL 1839
Stephenson County, IL 1837
Tazewell County, IL 1827
Union County, IL 1818
Vermilion County, IL 1826
Wabash County, IL 1824
Warren County, IL 1825
Washington County, IL 1818
Wayne County, IL 1819
White County, IL 1815
Whiteside County, IL 1836
Will County, IL January 12, 1836
Williamson County, IL 1839
Winnebago County, IL 1834
Woodford County, IL 1841