Copies of Death Certificates
Who May Obtain a Death Certificate?
You can obtain a certified copy of a death certificate if you are a relative or a person who can prove a financial interest.
How to Obtain a Death 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.
Download Certification of Death Record 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 Death Certificate?
The fee is $18 for the first copy and $6 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?
Death records had to occur 75 years ago or earlier to be classified as genealogy records. The application is the same and the fee is $5 per record. Genealogical records are not certified, but are stamped “For Genealogical Purposes Only.”