Death Records

Operation Changes – Coronavirus (COVID-19) Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, the Office of the City Clerk at Waukegan City Hall is open to the public with an amended operating schedule:  Monday - Friday 8:00 A.M. - 11:00 A.M., reopening from 12:00 P.M. - 5:00 P.M., further notice.  As usual, 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

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