DuPage County (IL) Birth Certificate Online

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Citizens born in the city of Chicago or the rest of DuPage County are issued an Illinois birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.

This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement when a DuPage County citizen needs to:

A certified copy of a birth certificate issued in the city of Chicago or the rest of DuPage County is a government-issued copy of the original document.

A copy of birth certificate issued in DuPage (IL) can be used to establish an individual’s:

  • Identity
  • Age
  • Citizenship

An official or certified copy of a DuPage County birth certificate will carry the registrar’s raised, embossed, impressed or multicolored seal, as well as the registrar’s signature, and the date the certificate was filed with the registrar’s office.

If your DuPage County, Illinois birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a DuPage County birth certificate replacement.

Applying for a legally-valid copy of a DuPage County, IL vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.

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How to Get a Certified Birth Certificate in DuPage County

Ordering a DuPage County, Illinois birth certificate online is a quick and straightforward procedure. The form takes no more than 10 minutes to complete, and we provide personalized instructions to help you complete your birth certificate application with ease.

Once your Chicago, DuPage County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.

You may order a certified copy of a DuPage County birth certificate on behalf of another person, as long as you are eligible.

To order an authorized copy of a DuPage County (IL) birth certificate:

  1. Fill out the birth certificate application (available by clicking the button on this page) with the required information
  2. Print and sign it
  3. Mail it to the Illinois vital records office with a photocopy of a current and valid acceptable form of identification and a check or money order (as detailed in the personalized instructions you will receive)

Copies of DuPage County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:

Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 E. Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702-2737

Alternatively, those who wish to have their order filled at the county level, rather than the state level, may send their package to the following address.:

DuPage County Health Department
Attn: Vital Records
111 N County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187

Once the vital records office has processed your DuPage County birth certificate request, your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to your chosen address.

Citizens of Chicago, Aurora, Naperville, or the rest of DuPage County, who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so. Walk-in service is available at the following address during office hours and usually entails waiting in line:

DuPage County Clerk's Office, 421 N.
County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM

Please note that fees may differ depending on whether you are sending your birth certificate application to the state vital records office or the county recorder’s office. Remember to verify and submit the appropriate fees.

Please note that as of October 1st, 2021, U.S. citizens and residents must have a REAL ID-compliant driving license or ID card to enter federal facilities and board commercial aircrafts. Requirements to obtain a REAL ID may include proof of identity, such as a certified copy of the birth certificate.

DuPage County Birth Certificates for Genealogical Purposes

Birth records registered 75 years ago or earlier are classified as genealogy records in Chicago and the rest of DuPage County (IL).

These records can be obtained by filling out the same application form, and the fee is $1 per record. Genealogical records are not certified. Instead, they are stamped "For Genealogical Purposes Only."

DuPage County birth certificate copy required information

To get a certified copy of a DuPage County, Illinois birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with the following personal data:

  • The full name as stated on the birth certificate
  • The mother's full maiden name
  • The date and place of birth

Required documents for a certified copy of a DuPage County birth certificate

Citizens applying for a certified copy of a DuPage County birth certificate need to prove their identity.

Applicants submitting their birth certificate application by mail are asked to sign the application form and provide proof of identity.

This can be done using any of the following documents:

  • Illinois Drivers License
  • Illinois State Identification Card
  • U.S. Military Identification Card
  • Selective Service Card
  • Out-of-State Drivers License
  • U.S. Naturalization Certificate
  • U.S. Immigration Card
  • U.S. Passport

Some applicants may be required to comply with additional conditions or provide other documentation alongside the DuPage County birth certificate application, depending on their relationship with the certificate holder.

Who is Eligible to Apply

DuPage County citizens 18 years of age or older can obtain a certified copy of their own birth certificate.

A parent can obtain the DuPage County (IL) birth certificate of their child as long as they are listed as a parent on the child's birth certificate. Legal guardians must provide documentation to prove they have been appointed as a legal guardian of the certificate bearer. This is done by presenting a copy of the guardianship document.

Third parties or legal representatives ordering a DuPage County birth certificate are required to provide a court order.

How to Request an Apostille for a DuPage County Birth Certificate

Citizens born in Chicago or the rest of DuPage County, IL, who need to present their birth certificate outside the territory of the United States, need to make sure their document bears an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.

This can be done by following 2 simple steps:

  1. Order a certified copy of the DuPage County, Illinois birth certificate
  2. Upon receiving the certified copy of the DuPage County, IL birth certificate, mail the above to the Illinois Secretary of State's office with the required apostille fee for authentication and a self-addressed postage-paid envelope.

Illinois Authentications Unit street address:

Illinois Secretary of State's Office
Index Department,111 E Monroe St,
Springfield, IL 62756

Alternatively, apostilles can be obtained at the following walk-in address as well:

Chicago Authentications Office (Walk-in):

Illinois Secretary of State's Office
Index Department
17 N. State St., Suite 1030
Chicago, IL 60602

DuPage County Birth Certificate Cost

When ordering a copy of a DuPage County, Illinois (IL) birth certificate, it is necessary to pay the appropriate search fee.

The following payment methods are available when mailing your DuPage County birth certificate application:

  • Personal check
  • Money order
  • Cashier check
  • Business check

The filing fee of each copy of a DuPage County, Illinois birth certificate, is $14. A $3 postage fee will be charged to mail certificates back to the applicant’s address.

Please note that the fee for your DuPage County birth certificate application may vary depending on whether you submit it at the state vital records office or at the county vital records office. Applicants filing their birth certificate order form at a county clerk’s office are advised to inquire about the exact applicable fees.

It is advisable to order several copies using the same birth certificate application form. Additional copies can be kept on file ready for future use. Extra copies of the same DuPage County birth certificate ordered within a single form carry a cost of $2 per document.

DuPage County Birth Certificate Processing Times

Once you have mailed the complete DuPage County birth certificate application package, along with the requirements detailed above and the necessary fees, the vital records office will process your request.

In most cases, your DuPage County birth certificate order will be filled within 5 to 7 business day. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.

You will then receive your certified copy of the DuPage County, Illinois IL birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door.

DuPage County citizens in urgent need of a certified copy of a birth certificate may submit their application in person.

To get a DuPage birth certificate copy in person:

  1. Print out the completed application form after filling it out online and sign it
  2. Take it with the required documents and fee to submit it in person at the DuPage County Clerk’s office during opening hours

Although this usually requires waiting in line for hours, it may result in same-day delivery if the birth record is found on file.

Illinois Vital Records Offices

The following is a complete list of Vital Records and Public Health offices that can provide birth certificate copies in Illinois.

Keep in mind that the DuPage County Clerk’s office may sometimes process requests faster than the state vital records office. However, the fees may vary as well, so please inquire about the exact amount due wherever you decide to submit your DuPage County birth certificate application.

FAQs About DuPage County Birth Certificates

  • What information do I need to obtain a birth certificate in DuPage County, Illinois (IL)?

    To request a certified copy of a DuPage County birth certificate, you must be a qualified requestor and fill the form with the following details:

    • Full name on the birth certificate
    • Date and place of birth
    • Full name of father and mother (including mother’s maiden name)
    • Valid identification (current state Driver’s License/photo ID preferred)
    • Reason for requesting the record (marriage, Apostille, school enrollment, etc.)
  • How much does a DuPage County birth certificate copy cost?

    Each copy of a government-issued DuPage County, Illinois birth certificate carries a fee of $14 per copy.

    It is advisable to order more than one copy of a DuPage County birth certificate within the same form to keep on file for future use or for your records. Additional copies of a birth certificate requested within the same order form carry a cost of $2 per document.

    Please note that fees may vary depending on whether you submit your birth certificate application at the state vital records office or the county clerk’s office.

  • How long does it take to get a birth certificate in DuPage County?

    Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Illinois usually takes within 5 to 7 business day to process.

    Nevertheless, rush service is available for an additional fee, in which case, processing time would be shortened to {rush_time}.

    The surefire way to get a certified copy of an IL birth certificate issued directly is to have our experts revise your application before you mail it. That way, you can be certain it is error-free, and your request won't be rejected.

    Typos or inconsistencies in the data may cause unnecessary delays or setbacks.

    Our team can help you avoid the extra hassle so that the DuPage County vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.

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