Copies of Birth Certificates

WHO MAY OBTAIN A BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

If you are 18 years of age or older, you can obtain a certified copy of your own birth certificate. A parent can obtain the birth certificate of their child, if the parent’s name appears on the child’s birth certificate.

HOW TO OBTAIN A BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

IN-PERSON:
Come into the Washington County Clerk’s Office, 101 E. St. Louis St., Nashville, IL 62263, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM and fill out an application.

BY MAIL:
Download Certificate of Record of Birth Application (PDF)
Fill out the application and mail it along with a photocopy of a current and valid acceptable form of identification and a check or money order made payable to the Washington County Clerk to:

Nancy Heseman
Washington County Clerk
101 E. St. Louis St.
Nashville, IL 62263

WHAT ARE THE FEES FOR A BIRTH CERTIFICATE?

The fee is $15 for the first copy and $5 for each additional copy of the same certificate, requested at the same time.

WHAT ARE THE ACCEPTABLE FORMS OF CURRENT AND VALID IDENTIFICATION?

Illinois Drivers License
Illinois State Identification Card
U.S. Military Identification Card
Selective Service Card
Out-of-State Drivers License
U.S. Naturalization Certificate
U.S. Immigration Card
U.S. Passport