Death records are restricted to persons having a personal, property, or asset interest in the deceased’s estate. Proof of interest is required when obtaining a death record. The Office of the Waukegan City Clerk does not offer death records for 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. For death records beyond this time period, please contact the Lake County Clerk’s Office.
Requesting a record by mail:
- Complete all information on the request form: Death Record Request Form (PDF)
- Make a legible photocopy of your identification
- Write check or money order payable to 'City of Waukegan'
- Include a large, self-address, stamped envelope
- Mail all items to:
OFFICE OF THE WAUKEGAN CITY CLERK
ATTN: VITAL RECORDS
100 N. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AVE
WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS 60085