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Vital Records

Phone: (309) 679-6032
Program Hours: 8:30 am – 4:00 pm

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The Peoria City/County Health Department issues, records, and maintains birth certificates, death certificates and burial permits from 8:30 am – 4:00 pm.

Access to Vital Records:
Access to vital records is restricted according to the state law. 
No information can be given over the telephone regarding Vital Records.
Under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, civil union or marriage certificates. The Peoria City/County Health Department will issue certificates to authorized individuals only, according to Illinois State Law.
Vital Records are not considered public information, nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Your birth record may be given only to you (if you are at least 18 years of age), your parent, or a legal representative who has authorization from you. 
Death records are restricted to persons having a personal or property interest in the deceased's estate.

Vital Records Information Available for the Public:
For birth records:
Birth records are available from 1982-present.
To obtain records prior to 1982, contact the Peoria County Clerk's Office.
For death records:
Death records are available from 1995-present. 
To obtain records prior to 1995, contact the Peoria County Clerk's Office.

Requirement to Obtain a Birth Record:
Of legal age (18 or an emancipated minor) if requesting your own birth certificate.
The mother of the child whose birth certificate is being requested.
The father of the child if you are listed on the birth certificate. A father who is not listed on the birth certificate does not have legal access to a copy of that certificate.
A legal guardian with documentation to show this.

Requirement to Obtain a Death Record:
The informant listed on the birth certificate.
The next of kin.
Someone who has a personal or property right interest in the record, and documentation to show this.

Note: You must show a government issued photo ID (driver's license or State ID) in order to receive a vital record.

Business Hours:
The Public may obtain Birth and Death Certificates from the Health Department Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 4:00 PM (except holidays).

Birth and death certificates may also be obtained from the Peoria County Clerk's Office, Peoria County Courthouse, 324 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois, telephone: 309/672-6059. The Peoria County Clerk's Office is open Monday through Friday from 8:30 AM to 5:00 PM.

Vital Records Fees:
Birth Certificates:

$16.00 for the first copy
$7.00 for each additional copy

Death Certificates:

$20.00 for the first copy
$11.00 for each additional copy

Methods of Payment Accepted:
Vital records accept payments via cash, money order, cashiers check, or personal check. No credit or debit card payments allowed.

Requirement for Obtaining Vital Records by Mail:

Request form:
English
Spanish

For Birth Records:

Person's name
Date of Birth
Name of hospital the person was born
Mother's name including maiden name
Father's name
Reason for needing the certificate
Photo copy of government issued ID
Personal check, cashier's check or money order for $16.00 for the first copy and $7 for each additional copy, made payable to "Peoria City/County Health Department".

For Death Records:

Name of deceased
Place of death
Relationship to the deceased
If not the informant on the certificate, a copy of obituary listing as a family member
If not a family member, a copy of legal purpose or documentation
Photo copy of government issued ID
Personal check, cashier's check or money order for $20.00 for the first copy and $11 for each additional copy, made payable to "Peoria City/County Health Department".

Make your request along with the payment to:
Peoria City/County Health Department
Attention: Vital Records
2116 N. Sheridan Road
Peoria, Illinois 61604

Information about Establishing Paternity:
If the biological parents of a child are not married, are both available to sign forms and no other man is listed on the birth record, a voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form can be completed. For more information, please visitwww.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/paternity.htm.
The voluntary acknowledgment of paternity form is available from any county clerk, health department or public aid office. If you have questions relating to completing the form, please call the Child Support Customer Service Call Center at 1-800-447-4278.

 

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