The Adams County Clerk has death certificates beginning with the
year 1878. For genealogy searches,
obtain a copy of a death certificate?
A person or his/her authorized agent having a genealogical,
personal, or proper interest in the record (a relative or a
person who can prove a financial interest).
What is required before you can obtain a copy of a death
A government issued picture ID (Drivers
License, State ID Card).
If your request is by mail, send a copy of your ID.
A fee of $14.00 for the first copy, and $11.00
for each additional copy of the same record issued at the
can you obtain a copy of a death certificate?
Decedent’s date of death
Decedent’s city of dea
sending your request, be sure the death occurred in Adams
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.
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.
Please print clearly and legibly.
Death Certificate Request Form
Online - Click on the E-Pay logo below.
Please follow directions CLOSELY.
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.