ORDER YOUR BIRTH CERTIFICATE ONLINE
Order a Lake County (IL) birth certificate online and avoid waiting in line at the vital records office. Complete an easy form to get a certified copy of your birth certificate mailed to you.
Many government bureaus are processing online and mail-in applications although they are closed to the general public. Turnaround times in government agencies may be affected during the quarantine. Applying for a vital records certificate now is advisable since it allows citizens to secure their vital records as soon as possible. Regardless of whether you need a certified copy of a vital records certificate for a specific need or to keep on file, complete your application today.
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Citizens born in the Lake County or in the city of Waukegan are issued an Illinois birth certificate as soon as their birth is officially registered.
This essential legal document is a mandatory requirement for several U.S. official processes, such as when a Lake County, Illinois citizens needs to:
If your Lake County, Illinois birth certificate got lost, stolen, or was misplaced or destroyed —even partially— you will have to obtain a Lake County birth certificate replacement.
Applying for a legally-valid copy of a Lake County, (IL) vital record can conveniently be done online, eliminating the need to wait in line at a vital statistics office.
Ordering a Lake County (IL) 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 Lake County birth certificate replacement application has been processed, you will receive an official copy of your vital record at home.
These are the specific types of birth certificate copies that can be issued in Lake County:
Long-form authorized copies are the only certificates that can be provided to prove identity, nationality, and age and are necessary for several bureaucratic processes such as applying for a U.S. passport or Social Security number.
Official copies 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.
To order an authorized copy of a Lake County (IL) birth certificate:
Your certified copy will be issued and sent by mail to the address printed on your self-addressed postage-paid envelope.
Copies of a Lake County Birth and Death Certificates may be ordered by mailing your application package to the following address:
Illinois State Department of Health
6 West Washington St.
Illinoispolis, IN 46204
Citizens of the rest of Lake County who prefer to submit their birth certificate application in person, may do so at the following address during walk-in hours.
Lake County Health Department
2900 W 93rd Ave,
Crown Point, IN 46307
Please note that as of May 3rd, 2023, 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.
To get a certified copy of a Lake County, Illinois birth certificate, you will need to complete the online birth certificate application with your personal data:
Citizens applying for a certified copy of a Lake County birth certificate need to prove their identity and be over 18 years old.
Proof of identity can be provided using any of the following documents:
An official copy of a Lake County birth certificate can be ordered by:
Please note that the documentation that must be presented alongside the Lake County birth certificate application may vary depending on the person requesting the vital record.
If you need to use your birth certificate outside the U.S territory, your document should bear an apostille to grant it legal validity abroad.
This can be obtained by mail. Simply send your official birth certificate, together with the apostille fee to the Secretary of State’s office in a self-addressed postage-paid envelope. Make sure to have Certificate of Authentication Request at hand. Certain counties may have additional requirements.
Illinois Department of Public Health
Division of Vital Records
925 E. Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702-2737
Requesting a copy of a Lake County, Illinois (IL) birth certificate carries a fee. The filing fee of each copy of a Lake County, Illinois birth certificate is $15. If ordered to Illinois state office the fee is $10. If an extra copy is needed from state office, the cost is Not Available
Accepted payment methods include personal checks, money orders, cashier checks, and business checks.
Please note that the fee for your Lake 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.
In most cases, your Lake County birth certificate order will be filled within 6-8 weeks. However, some vital records may take longer due to peak demand periods.
You will then receive your certified copy of the birth certificate by post, delivered right to your door. Once you have mailed the application, along with a copy of a photo ID and the fees, the vital records office will process your request.
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 Cook 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 Cook County birth certificate application.
Champaign County Clerk
1776 E. Washington
Urbana, IL 61802
Cook County Biulding
118 N. Clark, Room 120
Chicago, IL 60602
421 N. County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
Illinois Dept. Of Public Health
Division Of Vital Records, 925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702-5097
Kane County Clerk (Aurora)
5 E. Downer Pl., Suite F
Aurora, IL 60505
Kane County Clerk (Main)
719 S. Batavia Avenue
Geneva, IL 60134
Lake County Clerk
County Court House, 18 North County Street
Waukegan, IL 60085
Madison County Clerk 157
North Main Street, Rm # 109
Edwardsville, IL 62025
McHenry County Clerk
2200 North Seminary Ave
Woodstock, IL 60098
St. Clair County Clerk
10 Public Square
Belleville, IL 62220
Will County Clerk
302 North Chicago Street
Joliet, IL 60432
Winnebago County Clerk
404 Elm Street, Room #103
Rockford, IL 61101
Getting a government-issued copy of a birth certificate in Lake County usually takes 6-8 weeks.
The surefire way to get a certified copy of a Lake County (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 Lake County vital records office can send your birth certificate directly to your door on the first try.
Each copy of a government-issued Lake County, Illinois (IL) birth certificate carries a fee of $10.
It is advisable to order more than one copy of a Lake 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 the same fees as the first document.
To modify a citizen’s name on a Lake County birth certificate you will first need to order a certified copy of the birth certificate you would like to amend.
Then you will need to present the above alongside the certified copy of the Lake County birth certificate you would like to modify and the appropriate fees at the following address: