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Birth and Death Certificates

Local Records - Birth and Death Certificates
The City of Highland Park preserves local records on births and deaths that occur within its district. Since birth and death records first became archived in 1916, thousands have been placed on file, including some delayed records dating back to the mid-1800s.

Individuals occasionally may need certified copies of birth or death certificates for such diverse purposes as applying for passports, fulfilling school entrance requirements, filing license applications or seeking insurance or government benefits.

Birth Certificates

Birth certificates are $8 for the first certified copy and $4 for each additional certified copy. 

  • Birth Certificate Application  
    • Access to birth records is restricted.  Birth records are available only to:  
      • The person named in the record (if at least 18 years of age)  
      • The parent of the person named in the record  
      • The legal guardian who provides proof of court appointment 
    • A photocopy of your valid government issued photo I.D. with signature is required
    • Make check payable to:  City of Highland Park

Death Certificates
 

Death certificates are $14 for the first certified copy and $6 for each additional certified copy.
(Attention Funeral Directors:  A $10 submission fee is imposed on the first copy of all death certificates. The submission fee is waived if the initial record is submitted through the State of Illinois Vital Records System (IVRS))


  • Death Certificate Request Application  
    • Death certificates may only be issued to those who have a personal or property interest with the descendent 
    • You will also be required to state your relationship and the intended use of document on the application
    • A photocopy of your valid government issued photo I.D. with signature is required
    • Make check payable to: City of Highland Park  

Request Through Mail
Certificates can be requested through the mail, by completing an application and submitting it along with a photocopy of your valid government issued photo I.D. with signature and a check made payable to City of Highland Park.

Please submit your request to:
City of Highland Park
Attn: Vital Records
1707 St. Johns Ave.
Highland Park, IL 60035

Additional Information
Illinois Department of Public Health
535 W. Jefferson St.
Springfield, Illinois 62761
Phone: (217) 782-4977
Fax: (217) 782-3987
TTY: (800) 547-0466


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