Welcome to the Sangamon County Clerk's vital records website.  This site was developed in an effort to offer the most innovative payment options to citizens for Sangamon County records retrieval.  I hope you find this service easy and convenient to use.

Under Illinois State law (410  ILCS  535), only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, civil union, and marriage records.  Our office will issue certified copies to authorized individuals only.  Access to birth records is limited to the individual whose birth record it is, or his or her legal parent or guardian.


  • Our office only accepts Vital Record requests for events that occurred in Sangamon County, Illinois.
  • Search fees for records are non-refundable.
  • You must fax or e-mail clear and legible copies of valid identification.
  • Acceptable valid ID: Driver's License, State ID, Passport, Military ID
  • All the required information must be received by the Sangamon County Clerk before your records will be released.
  • There will be no Saturday deliveries via Federal Express.

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 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 from your email.
  4. Place your photo identification (ex:  driver's license, state issued id or passport) displaying your signature on the confirmation page and make a photocopy (copy at 115% its normal size), then sign, date and fax to (217) 535-3233 or scan and e-mail the form to VitalRecords@co.sangamon.il.us.

In order for your request to be completed, all required information must be supplied and the e-mail or fax legible.  Required information includes:  photo identification, required documentation and 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 by 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. The fee is NOT charged or collected by the Sangamon County Clerk.

Certificates will be sent via regular mail at no charge, or you may request FedEx or USPS Priority mail delivery options at an additional cost.  There must be an adult present to sign for the package at the time of delivery.  Please note that there will be no Saturday deliveries via Federal Express.  For international delivery rates, you will need to contact FedEx directly at 1-800-463-3339 (1-800-Go-FedEx)

Please read instructions above before ordering!

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

For assistance, please contact us at:
Sangamon County Clerk - Old
200 South Ninth, Room 101
Springfield, IL 62701
(217) 753-6670