Vital Records

our health department is the local registrar for morgan county

For pricing information, please call 217.245.5111


We are responsible for processing and filing all death and birth records (certificates) with the State of Illinois and the Morgan County Clerk.


A certificate is filed within 7 days of a birth or death at which time a certified copy of death/birth may be obtained by an authorized individual.  A certified copy of death/birth is the legal copy that is required for school and many legal services.

birth certificate

Unlike Death Certificates, NO ONE can obtain a certified copy of a birth record except the mother or father (and only if he is listed as father on the birth certificate).  A child's legal guardian may obtain a certified copy of birth if they present the appropriate legal documents listing them as guardian.

death certificate

Anyone may obtain a certified copy of death that has a personal or property interest in the deceased.  To obtain a copy, the person must first complete the "Application for Search of a Death Record" form.

For more information on Vital Records visit the Illinois Department of Public Health

Easily obtain copies of your vital records online via VitalChek Network