How to Obtain Vital Records

The Adams County Clerk’s Office serves as the official record keeper for births, deaths, and marriages that take place in Adams County.

How can you obtain a certified copy of a birth, death, or marriage record?

 1.        Visit our office at 507 Vermont Street, Quincy, Illinois.  Our hours our Monday thru Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.  Check Holiday Schedule.


2.    By mail, download the appropriate form in the list below.

Birth Certificate Form

Marriage Certificate Form

Death Certificate Form


When mailing the form, you must include:

A.  a self-addressed, stamped envelope, and

B.  a check or money order to cover the applicable processing fees, and

C.  a copy of the requestor’s valid identification.


3.     Online by clicking on this E-Pay logo below. 

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 you wish to ensure your documents have reached our office you may call us at 217-277-2150.

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