Birth and death certificates are considered vital records. The McLean County Health Department Administrator serves as registrar for vital records in McLean County. Under the Illinois Vital Records Act (410 ILCS 535), the McLean County Health Department maintains birth and death records from January 1, 1999 to present. For birth and death records from December 31, 1998 and before, please contact the McLean County Clerk or the Illinois Department of Public Health.
Birth and death records are not public records and only the following individuals are entitled to receive certified copies:
Person named on the record if 18 years of age or older
Parent(s) shown on the record
Legal guardian or legal representative. Written evidence of guardianship or legal representation is required.
Those who have a personal or property right interest with the decedent. If you are not a relative of the decedent, a letter or document from the office or agency that needs the death certificate must accompany the request.
Death Records for Retired or Active-Duty United States Military Service Members
If you are requesting a death record for an active duty or retired United States military service member, for more information please click here.
Type of Certificate
$15.00 for first copy
$6.00 for each additional copy
$17.00 for first copy
$8.00 for each additional copy
Requesting Certified Copies
Birth and death certificates are considered vital records. Only those who have a legal right to the record may obtain the record.