Request A Birth Certificate

Request Your Birth Certificate Online

Please note that all online orders have proof of your identity. If identity verification is not provided within 3 days of your online order, the order will be cancelled. See Step 2 for details.

1. Choose from the options below based on how you want to receive your certificate.

Regular Mail - does not come with a tracking number or expedited mailing
USPS Priority Orders - includes a tracking number and 2-3 business day shipping
UPS Overnight - next day delivery
International Orders - select if you need your document sent outside of the United States

2. Verify your Identity

You must email or fax a copy of your valid driver's license or other acceptable ID, outlined here, and your written signature to the Clerk's Office. Email it to vitals@co.champaign.il.us or fax it to (217)384-1241. This must be done within 3 business days of making your online order or you order will be voided.

3. Wait for your certificate to arrive! It will take 5-7 days for the office to process your request.

Request Your Birth Certificate By Mail

Send the following information to the Clerk's Office:

  • a photocopy of your driver's license or acceptable ID, outlined here
  • your name at birth
  • your date of birth
  • your parents full names (mother's maiden name)
  • your written signature
  • your return address (for us to mail the certificate to)
  • payment for your order in the form of a money order, cashier check, or certified check

Our mailing address is Champaign County Clerk, 1776 E Washington St, Urbana, IL 61802.

A certified birth certificate with a raised seal is $21.00 and $11.00 for each additional copy purchased in the same transaction. 

Request Your Birth Certificate In-Person.

You can request and receive your birth certificate during the same visit to our office. Just follow these steps:

1. Make an appointment. We do not accept walk-ins. Email vitals@co.champaign.il.us or or call us at (217)384-3720 to make an appointment.

2. Bring the correct identification with you to the appointment. Acceptable ID is outlined here.

All appointments take place at the Champaign County Clerk's Office at 1776 E Washington St in Urbana.

A certified birth certificate with a raised seal is $21.00 and $11.00 for each additional copy purchased in the same transaction.

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