Death Certificates

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The Winnebago County Clerk issues only certified copies of death records, which are acceptable for legal identification purposes. If the death occurred in Winnebago County, the death records are kept in our office.

You may obtain a certified copy of the death record in person (with valid ID) at our office or through the mail by completing and mailing this form along with a copy of your driver's license or acceptable identification. The cost is $21 for the first certified copy and $9 for each additional copy.

A death certificate may be purchased by anyone. For your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that the Winnebago County Clerk has partnered with to provide you this service: Official Online Records. Your documents can be ordered through their website: Click here  or on logo at right. An additional fee is charged by Official Online Records for this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express, Discover, MasterCard or Visa.

You can do a preliminary search of records  (pre-dating 2009) to verify that we have the record before you call or make a request through the ORO (Official Records Online) portal. Click here

Visit the Winnebago County Clerk or mail the completed form along with payment to:

Winnebago County Clerk
404 Elm Street, Suite 104
Rockford, IL 61101