Winnebago County Health Department

Birth Certificates

How to Obtain a Birth Certificate
 
Certified copies of birth certificates can be obtained through the Winnebago County Health Department for persons born in Winnebago County, Illinois.
 
These records may be requested by and released to the mother, the father (if listed on the birth certificate), person named on the certificate if over 18 years old, or a legal guardian or representative with supporting court documents.  Certified copies may be obtained either in person at the Rockford office, through the mail or you can order and pay on line by clicking here: E-Pay.
 
Birth Correction  - Illinois Department of Public Health (Starting 05/01/2014)
 
Locations
NEW LOCATION:
555 North Court Street - First Floor
Rockford, IL 61103
Eligibility
A certified copy of the birth certificate may be requested and released to the mother, the father (if listed on the birth certificate), person named on the certificate if over 18 years old, or a legal guardian or representative with supporting court documents
Cost
The cost of a certified copy is $15.00.  Additional copies of the same certificate that are purchased at the same time are $4.00 per copy. For all mail or electronic (E-Pay) requests, there will be an additional $3 handling fee. Please include this additional fee with your mail request. This fee will automatically be reflected on E-Pay.
How do I get
services?
The following information is required to obtain a birth certificate:
  • NAME OF CHILD
  • DATE OF BIRTH
  • HOSPITAL WHERE BIRTH TOOK PLACE
  • MOTHER'S FULL MAIDEN NAME
  • SIGNATURE OF REQUESTING PARTY
  • RELATIONSHIP TO CHILD
  • CURRENT DRIVER'S LICENSE OR STATE ID

To obtain a certified copy of a birth certificate, please do one of the following: 

  • Bring the above information to the Winnebago County Health Department (555 North Court Street
  • Submit your request by mail to this address: 
    Winnebago County Health Department
    ATTN: Vital Records

    401 Division Street
    P. O. Box 4009
    Rockford, IL 61110-0509
  • Click on E-Pay for electronic ordering and payment
Hours
Monday through Friday: 8 AM - 4:30 PM
Contact
815-720-4020