Birth Records

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Please Note:  The Office of the Waukegan City Clerk only maintains birth records for a period of 10 years from the date of birth.

For birth records beyond this time period, please contact the Lake County Clerk’s Office.

Who Can Access Birth Records

Access to birth records is restricted. Birth records are available only to:

  • The parent of the person named in the record. (must provide ID)
  • A legal guardian who provides proof of court appointment. (must provide ID)
  • A legal representative who has notarized authorization from the person named in the record or the parent. (must provide ID)

If you are requesting a vital record via U.S. Mail, and meet the above requirements, please mail to:

Office of the City Clerk Janet E. Kilkelly

Attn: Vital Records

100 N. Martin Luther King Jr, Ave.

Waukegan, IL 60085

Record Costs

Type of FeeFee
First copy$10
Additional copy$5