The County Clerk is the official record keeper of births which occur in Will County. Birth records are not public records due to privacy rights and fraud prevention, and only the following are entitled to receive certified copies:
- The person named on the record if 18 years or older.
- The parent(s) shown on the record.
- A legal guardian or legal representative of the child. Written evidence of guardianship or legal representation is required.
Birth Records Request Form
To order a birth certificate by mail, please complete the Birth Records Request form. Please submit exact fee amount, no refunds can be issued.
All requests must be accompanied by a legible/readable copy of your valid photo identification card. If not provided, unreadable or expired, the request will be returned unprocessed.
For your convenience, you can process online requests for vital records (birth, death, marriage or civil union certificates) through an independent company that the Will County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek can be reached through their website; VitalCheck. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.
For a list of VitalChek fees, click here.
To place an order directly with VitalChek, click here.
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