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County Clerk: Death Records

Death records are restricted to persons having a personal or property interest in the deceased’s estate.  Exceptions to these restrictions apply to those interested in Genealogical Research

HOW TO OBTAIN CERTIFIED DEATH RECORD

In Person:

  • $20 for first certified copy, $11 for an additional copy of the same record at the same time
  • Payment method: cash, debit card/credit card ($2.50 transaction fee applies up to $50, additional fees apply above $50), personal check (check must include Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois and your phone number)
  • Office hours: 8:30 am – 5:00 pm, Monday through Friday
  • Office location: 324 Main Street, Room 101, Peoria, IL 61602

By Mail:

Include the following items:

  • A completed Application for Vital Records Search.  
  • A check (check must include your Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois, add your phone number), money order or cashier’s check made payable to: Peoria County Clerk.  Please do not send cash.
  • $20 for first certified copy, $11 for an additional copy of the same record
  • Requested record(s) will be shipped within two weeks of your request if proper documentation and payment have been received.

Mail your request to:
                Steve Sonnemaker
                Peoria County Clerk
                324 Main Street, Room 101
                Peoria, IL 61602

Online:

You may purchase a certified Death record by debit or credit card at the following websites:

www.epayillinois.com

  • Follow the online directions and the record(s) will be shipped within two weeks of your request
  • $32 for first certified copy, $11 for additional copy of same record, during same order, ($1 service fee applies to orders under $43, and for orders over $43, the service fee is 2.35%)

www.vitalcheck.com (expedited service)

  • Records purchased here will be sent via 2-3 day deliver or overnight depending on your request
  • Requests for records to be sent overnight must be received by noon on the day prior to delivery
  • The fee varies depending on order selection
  • A $19.50 expedite fee and $9 processing fee applies to all orders
  • All major credit cards are accepted

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