Birth Certificates

The County Clerk has birth certificates dating back to 1878.  For genealogy searches, click here.

 

Who may obtain a copy of a birth certificate?

You, if you are 18 years of age or over.

A parent, if the parent’s name appears on the Birth Certificate as mother or father.

A Legal Guardian possessing a Court Order stating guardianship.

A Legal Representative representing the person on the Birth Certificate or the parent(s).

 

What is required before you can obtain a copy of a birth certificate?

1.  A Government issued picture ID (Drivers License, State ID Card).   If your request is by mail, send a copy of your ID or fax it to our office at (217) 277-2155

2.  A fee of $10.00 for the first copy, and $7.00 for each additional copy of the same record issued at the same time.

 

How can you obtain a copy of a birth certificate?

Either way you choose, you will need to provide us with the following information.

  • The mother’s full maiden name

  • The child’s full name

  • The date and city of birth

1.  In Person - Stop by our office at 507 Vermont St, Quincy, IL.  Our hours are Monday-Friday 8:30 - 4:30.  You need to have your ID and payment.  We accept cash, check, Mastercard, and Discover.

 

2. By Mail - Send your request form, check made payable to Adams County Clerk, a copy of your photo ID, and a self-addressed stamped envelope to 507 Vermont St, Quincy, IL. 

 

Birth Certificate Request Form

 

Before sending your request, be certain that the birth occurred in Adams County, IL.  Please print clearly and legibly.

 

3.  Online - Click on the E-Pay logo below.  Please follow directions CLOSELY.

 

NOTE: When faxing the required identification to our office include an email address or phone number in which we can reach you if the document is unreadable.  If you have questions, or if you wish to ensure your documents have reached our office, you may call us at 217-277-2158.

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