Welcome from Christian County Clerk Laurie Mense

Under Illinois State law (410 ILCS 535), only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, and marriage records. Our office will issue certified copies to authorized individuals only.

Our office only accepts Vital Record request for events that occurred in Christian County, Illinois.

*Please note, the search fees for records are non-refundable.

The Christian County Clerk business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:00am to 4:00pm, except for County Holidays.

Requesting a copy of a vital record is easy. Just follow these simple steps:

  1. Click on the type of vital record you are requesting from the items payable list below.
  2. Complete the required information on the screens that follow. You will receive a confirmation number once the transaction is successful.
  3. Print the confirmation page.
  4. Place your photo identification (displaying your signature) on the confirmation page and make a photocopy.  Then sign, date and fax  this copy to the Christian County Clerk at (217) 824-5105 or email at lmense@christiancountyil.com.  Please note that your record CANNOT be released until the County Clerk's Office receives your faxed or email confirmation page and ID.

In order for your request to be completed, all required information must be supplied and the fax or email must be clear and legible. Required information includes: photo identification, required documentation, and the confirmation page. You will receive a confirmation number from E-Pay for your records verifying your transaction was successful. Credit Card payments can be made using Visa, MasterCard, American Express, or Discover.

New service fee pricing:  All credit cards will include a service fee of 2.35% or $1.00 minimum. E-checks will include a service fee of $1.00. This fee is not charged or collected by the Christian County Clerk.

Certificates will be sent via regular mail at no additional charge. If you need special handling, please contact our office at: (217) 824-4969 for handling instructions.

If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us as listed below.
Thank you for your payment!

Please Note:  Property Taxes Cannot Be Paid Via the County Clerk/E-Pay.  Payment Will be Returned.

Payment Type (Please click the link below to make a payment.) We Accept
Birth Certificates Visa Master Card Discover American Express
Marriage Certificates Visa Master Card Discover American Express
Death Certificates Visa Master Card Discover American Express
Payment-Miscellaneous Visa Master Card Discover American Express


For assistance, please contact us at:
Christian County Clerk
101 South Main, P.O. Box 647
Taylorville, IL 62568
lmense@christiancountyil.com
(217) 824-4969