Birth Certificate

BEGINNING AUGUST 7, 2023: PLEASE BE AWARE THAT WE ARE CURRENTLY DIGITIZING OUR BIRTH AND DEATH RECORDS WHICH MAY CAUSE A DELAY IN PROCESSING ORDERS FOR BIRTHS PRIOR TO 2010 AND DEATHS PRIOR TO 2008

To order a birth certificate, the child must have been born in DuPage County. The following hospitals are located in DuPage County:

  • Adventist GlenOaks Hospital
  • Adventist Hinsdale Hospital
  • Advocate Good Samaritan Hospital
  • Central DuPage Hospital
  • Edward Hospital
  • Elmhurst Memorial Hospital

Birth and Death certificates are not public record. Records are only available upon written request from the person eligible to obtain. Phone inquiries are not available.

Who Can Order a Birth Certificate

  • A legal representative or court order
  • A parent listed on the certificate
  • The person on the certificate of legal age (18 or older)

Fees

  • A $14 fee will be charged for the first certified copy, and a fee of $2 will be charged for each additional certified copy.
  • A $3 shipping and handling fee will be charged for mailed certificates.

How to Order a Birth Certificate

You can order a birth certificate online, by mail or in person.

Certificates are available 2 weeks after the child's birth. 

You must have valid ID to order a certificate. Acceptable forms of ID can be found on our acceptable forms of ID list (PDF).

Order Online

  1. If paying online, use the one time payment option on ePay and complete the required information. Do not create an account.
    • Category: Vital Records
    • Payment Type: Birth Certificate
  2. Print your payment receipt from ePay.
  3. Sign and date the payment receipt.
  4. Make a photocopy (front and back) of the requestor’s acceptable form of ID (PDF).
  5. The requested documents must be sent within 7 days of payment via email: [email protected] or Fax: 630-510-5411.

Online orders are sent via first-class mail.

Order by Mail

If mailing your order form, download the form:

Mail the form with a copy (front and back) of the requestor’s acceptable form of ID (PDF) to:

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

*Certificates may be folded when copies are mailed

Order in-person

Certificates are available to order in person at the following locations:

Central Public Health Center
Births & Deaths 1953 to current
111 N County Farm Road
Wheaton, IL 60187
8:00am-4:00pm

North Public Health Center
Birth 2010 to current & Deaths 2008 to current
1111 W Lake Street
Addison, IL 60101
8:00am-4:00pm

East Public Health Center
Birth 2010 to current & Deaths 2008 to current
1111 E Jackson Street
Lombard, IL 60148
8:00am-4:00pm

Southeast Public Health Center
Birth 2010 to current & Deaths 2008 to current
422 N Cass Avenue
Westmont, IL 60555
8:00am-4:00pm

Last Reviewed: 12/27/2023