Welcome to the Winnebago County Health Departments Vital Records request page.  We hope you find this service easy, and convenient to use.

Under Illinois State law (410 ILCS535), only specific individuals have legal access to birth and death records.  Our office will issue certified copies to authorized individuals only.  We can only accept requests for records of events which occurred in Winnebago County.  

Requesting a certified copy of a vital record is easy.  Just follow the steps below:

  1. Click on the type of vital record you are requesting.
  2. Complete all required information.
  3. Provide a photocopy or scan your valid photo identification, provide your signature and date.
  4. Either fax to (815) 720-4001 or email to vitalrecords@wchd.org

In order for your request to be completed, all required information must be supplied and the information must be clear and legible.  Expired I.D's will not accepted

Certificates will be sent via first class mail.

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
Funeral Home Visa Master Card Discover

For assistance, please contact us at:
Winnebago Health Dept.-Vital Records
555 North Court Street, Suite 116
Rockford, IL 61103
(815) 720-4020