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Birth and Death Records

Vermilion County Health Department is the Local Registrar for births and deaths in our county. We are authorized to provide certified copies of birth and death certificates, which are recorded and filed here at the Vermilion County Health Department.  Our records cover births and deaths from June 1, 1983 and beyond for those individuals who were born or who died in Vermilion County.  If you need a copy of a birth or death certificate of an individual who was born or who died outside of Vermilion County, you will need to contact that county.  Certified copies of birth and death certificates before June 1, 1983 are available from the County Clerk’s office at the Vermilion County Courthouse Annex in Danville (217-554-1900).

Death Records

Before your request for a certified copy of a death record can be considered, you must specify your eligibility to obtain it. Illinois law states that copies of death records may be issued only as listed below:

Upon the specific written request for a certified copy by a person, or his duly authorized agent, having a personal or property right interest in the record. ALL information marked “REQUIRED” on the application must be completed in order for us to process your request. Failure to complete all “REQUIRED” information of the application will cause a delay in receiving the copy or copies of the death certificate.

Birth Records

Illinois law states that only a parent listed on the birth record or legal guardian can obtain a copy of a child’s birth record.  The child, if over 18, can request a copy of his/her certified birth certificate.  ALL information marked “REQUIRED” on the application must be completed in order for us to process your request.  Failure to complete all “REQUIRED” information on the application will cause a delay in receiving the copy or copies of the birth certificate.

Obtaining Copies

If you believe you are eligible to request a Birth or Death record, please complete the application and mail it with a picture ID and a check or money order for the required amount to the Vermilion County Health Department ATTN: Vital Records.  You can, also, fax the application and a copy of the picture ID to 217-431-7483 and pay by debit or credit card by using Gov.Pay.Net.  Gov.Pay.Net does charge a fee for each transaction.  The fee is based upon the amount paid.  A schedule of the fees and to make a payment, click HERE.

For genealogical requests, please contact the State of Illinois at 217-782-6553 or go to the website at http://www.dph.illinois.gov/topics-services/birth-death-other-records

For more information, contact Birth & Death Records