The County of DuPage
Wheaton, Illinois

Copies of Birth Certificates

Who May Obtain a Birth Certificate?

If you are 18 years of age or older, you can obtain a certified copy of your own birth certificate.

A parent can obtain the birth certificate of their child, if the parent’s name appears on the child’s birth certificate.

How to Obtain a Birth Certificate:


Come into the DuPage County Clerk’s Office, 421 N. County Farm Road, Wheaton, IL 60187, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and fill out an application.

By Mail:

Download Certificate of Record of Birth Application (PDF) 

Fill out the application and mail it along with a photocopy of a current and valid acceptable form of identification and a check or money order made payable to the DuPage County Clerk to:

Paul Hinds
DuPage County Clerk
P.O. Box 1028
Wheaton, IL 60187

What are the Fees for a Birth Certificate?

The fee is $14 for the first copy and $2 for each additional copy of the same certificate, requested at the same time.

What are the Acceptable Forms of Current and Valid Identification?

  • Illinois Drivers License
  • Illinois State Identification Card
  • U.S. Military Identification Card
  • Selective Service Card
  • Out-of-State Drivers License
  • U.S. Naturalization Certificate
  • U.S. Immigration Card
  • U.S. Passport

What about Genealogical Research?

Birth records had to occur 75 years ago or earlier to be classified as genealogy records. The application is the same and the fee is $1 per record. Genealogical records are not certified, but are stamped “For Genealogical Purposes Only.”