County Clerk's Office
Vital Records Division
The Rock Island County Clerk has birth records from 1877 to present.
It is the responsibility of the County Clerk's office of each county to safely store and maintain the integrity of all vital records. The Illinois Privacy Act prohibits the purchase of any vital record by anyone other than the individual, spouse, next of kin, or immediate family. If under the age of 18, a parent, family member over the age of 18, or legal guardian must accompany the minor in order to purchase any vital record.
Records for births that occurred within Rock Island County may be obtained from the County Clerk's Office. If the birth took place outside of Rock Island County and you are seeking a copy of the record, you may be able to obtain it from:
Note: Birth Records are not public records & only the following are entitled to receive certified copies.
To obtain a Certified Copy of a Birth Record, you must be:
Of legal age (18 or an emancipated minor) if requesting your own birth certificate.
The mother of the child whose birth certificate is being requested.
The father of the child (if listed on the birth certificate). A father who is not listed on the birth certificate does not have legal access to a copy of that certificate.
A legal Guardian with documentation to show this (Court Order, etc.,).
Those with written, notarized consent from the above individuals.
To purchase a Certified Copy of a Birth Record you will need the following:
The full name at the time of birth.
The mother's full name, including the maiden name.
The father's full name.
The Month, Day and Year of the Birth.
The City where the Birth took place.
Provide a valid photo ID such as a Driver's License or State ID.
The fee is $15.00 for first Certified Copy and $8.00 for each additional copy of same record purchased at the same time.
Click here to download the Application for Certified Copy of Birth Record.
ELIGIBILITY TO OBTAIN AN ILLINOIS BIRTH RECORD OF A DECEASED INDIVIDUAL:
Before a request for a copy of a birth certificate of a deceased individual can be considered, you must complete this
form in its entirety, include your relationship to the decedent, your intended use of the record and provide proof of the
death (a copy of the death certificate). 410 ILCS 535/25.1 states that the copy you’ll receive will prominently display the word "DECEASED."
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