Vermilion County Clerk
Lynn Foster

6 North Vermilion Street
Courthouse Annex - 1st Floor
Danville, Illinois 61832

Birth Certificate Information

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How to obtain a copy of a Birth Certificate from Vermilion County, Illinois

Application for Vital Records Form          Adobe Acrobat Form
A birth certificate may only be obtained by the person listed on record (if over 18 years of age) or by a parent whose name appears on the birth certificate.

* If you would like someone other than the above listed to pick-up a birth certificate from the County Clerk's office you must fax or mail a NOTARIZED STATEMENT granting a specific person permission to pick up the birth record.  NO EXCEPTIONS.

Positive identification is required to obtain a birth certificate. This could be a photocopy of a driver's license or a state identification card.

For the purposes of genealogy, a birth certificate may be issued only if the person is deceased (date/proof of death is required) or if the birth has been on file for at least 75 years.

The fee is $10.00 for the first birth certificate and $4.00 for each copy of the same certificate purchased at the same time. 

To obtain a birth certificate, complete the
Application for Vital Records Form, include a copy of a photo id (or 2 forms of other id if not available) and a money order made payable to County Clerk and mail to:

Vermilion County Clerk's Office
6 N. Vermilion St.
Danville, IL 61832

Note: All vital records (birth certificate, death certificate and marriage license) are not public records, and therefore are not subject to the Freedom of Information Act.