Death Records

Operation Changes – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, and in accordance with the Office of the Governor, the Office of the City Clerk at Waukegan City Hall is closed to the public until further notice.  However, we are busy executing the duties of the office and making accommodations to keep our employees safe as well as provide essential services.  Phone calls to City Hall, emails and voicemails will be retrieved, distributed and attended to on a daily basis.  The Office of the City Clerk will continue to keep the public informed regarding City Council meetings as well as prepare agendas, plus, process FOIA’s, Death & Birth certificates in addition to liquor licensing renewals during this time.  For additional questions please call us direct at 847-599-2513.

Death records are restricted to persons having a personal or property interest in the deceased’s estate. Exceptions to these restrictions apply to those interested in genealogical research.

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

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$12
Filing Fee$10
Additional copy$7