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Crawford County Clerk's Office - Vital Records

 


Birth Records - 1877 to current

Birth records may be obtained in the office of the County Clerk.  Certified copies may only be obtained by the individual who is listed on the birth certificate if he is 18 years of age or older, by a parent named on the birth certificate, or by a legal representative unless otherwise authorized.  The cost for a certified birth certificate is $14.00 for the first copy, and $6.00 for each additional copy.

Death Records - 1878 to current

Death records may be obtained in the office of the County Clerk.  Certified copies may be obtained by any individual who has a personal or legal interest in the record of the deceased.  The cost for a certified death certificate is $16.00 for the first copy, and $8.00 for each additional copy.

Effective July, 2012…Charges for certified deaths will change from $14.00 for the first copy, to $16.00 for the first copy.  Additional certified copies will change from $6.00 to $8.00 for each additional.
1) $10.00 of this charge goes to the County
2) $2.00 into Vitals Automation
3) $2.00 to the Death Certificate Surcharge Fund (DCSF)
4) $2.00 to the
Cemetery Oversight Licensing and Disciplinary Fund (COLDF).
5) $16.00 Total cost for Certified Death Certificates

**Download a form for obtaining certified vital records (Birth, Death,)


Marriage Records - 1817 to current

 Marriage records may be obtained in the office of the County Clerk.  Certified copies may be obtained by one of the individuals to whom the record of marriage belongs or a legal representative of either party of  the marriage records unless otherwise authorized.  The cost for a certified marriage certificate is $14.00 for the first copy, and $6.00 for each additional copy
**Download a form for obtaining certified marriage certificates by mail


 

Military Discharge

Download the Special Application for Search of Military Discharge Form (DD214)

All applicants must complete this form and meet the eligibility requirements of Public Act 93-0468. (55 ILCS 5/3-5015 [From Ch. 34, par. 3-5015])

A military discharge form (DD214) or any other certificate of discharge or release from active duty document that was issued by the United States government or any state government in reference to those who served with an active or inactive military reserve unit or National Guard force and that was recorded by a County Clerk or Recorder of Deeds is not subject to public inspection, enjoying all the protection covered by the federal Privacy Act of 1974 or any other privacy law.
These documents shall be accessible only to the person named in the document, the named person’s dependents, the county veterans’ service officer, representatives of the Department of Veterans’ Affairs, or any person with written authorization from the named person or the named person’s dependents. THERE IS NO CHARGE FOR THE DD 214