Birth Certificates

Birth Certificates can be obtained from the Boone County Clerk's Office if:

  • Birth occurred in Boone County, IL
  • Birth occurred in 1877 or later

 Who can receive a Birth Certificate?

  • The individual named, if 18 years of age or older.
  • A parent, if the parent's name appears on the Birth Certificate as mother or father.
  • A Legal Guardian, with the Court Order stating said guardianship.
  • The person's legal representative.
  • A department of the State or Federal Government
  • Any person upon order of a court

What ID is required to receive a Birth Certificate?

 ONE of the following:

  • A valid Driver's License
  • State ID Card
  • Naturalization Certificate
  • U.S. Military ID Card
  • U.S. Immigration Card
  • Selective Service Card
  • Illinois Public Aid ID Card

or TWO of the following if one of the above not available:

  • Voter Registration Card
  • Bank Statement (within 90 days)
  • Vehicle Registration Card
  • Traffic Ticket
  • School Identification Card
  • W-2
  • Utility Bill (within 60 days)
  • Employee Identification Card
  • Resident Alien Card
  • Active Insurance Policy (At least one year old)
  • Checkbook or Savings Book (showing name & address)

How can a person get a Birth Certificate?

 Cost of Birth Certificate

  • $7.00 for first copy
  • $2.00 for each additional copy

Cash and personal checks from the State of Illinois accepted.  Otherwise, certified check or money order is required.  Credit and debit card are NOT accepted.