Vital Records Requests

The Peoria City/County Health Department issues, records, and maintains: 

  • birth certificates
  • death certificates
  • and burial permits.

Under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth or death certificates. Vital records are not considered public information, nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act. No information will be given over the telephone regarding an individual’s vital records.

For more information on how to obtain copies, please visit the Peoria City/County Health Department website.

The Peoria County Clerk maintains 

  • birth certificates
  • marriage certificates
  • civil union certificates 
  • death certificates 
  • genealogy requests
  • genealogy indexes

 in Peoria County. For more information, please contact the Peoria County Clerk's Office.