Welcome from Knox County Clerk Scott G. Erickson

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 ocurred in Knox County, Illinois.

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

The Knox County Clerk business hours are Monday through Friday from 8:30am to 4:30pm, 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, which displays your signature, on the confirmation page and make a photocopy, then sign, date, and fax the form to the Knox County Clerk at (309) 345-3801.

In order for your request to be completed, all required information must be supplied and the fax 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, or Discover.

New Service Fee Pricing: All credit cards will include a service fee of 2.35% or $1.00 minimum. The fee is NOT charged or collected by the Knox County Clerk.

Certificates will be sent via regular mail at no charge, or you may request an Express mail delivery option at an additional cost.

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

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

For assistance, please contact us at:
Knox County Clerk
200 S. Cherry Street
Galesburg, IL 61401
(309) 345-3815
Knox County Clerk Homepage