Request A Death Certificate

 

Request A Death Certificate Online

Please note that all online orders must be have proof of your identity. If it is not provided within 3 days of your online order, the order will be cancelled. See Step 3 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 A Death Certificate By Mail

Send the following information to the Clerk's Office:

  • a photocopy of your driver's license or acceptable ID, outlined here
  • name of the deceased
  • date of death
  • your written signature
  • your return address (for us to mail the certificate to you)
  • payment for your order in the form of money order, cashier's check, or certified check

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

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

Request A Death Certificate In-Person

You can request and receive a death certificate in the same trip at our office. Follow these steps to do that.

1. Make an appointment. We do not accept walk-ins. Email vitals@co.champaign.il.us or or call us at (217)387-3720 to make an appointment.

2. Take 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 death certificate with a raised seal is $21.00 and $11.00 for each additional copy purchased in the same transaction.

 

 

 

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