Birth Record Request

 Where To Apply:

Where to Mail Application

Moultrie County Clerk
10 S. Main, Suite 6
Sullivan, IL 61951

Fee:

$15 for the first copy, $6 for each additional copy of the same record when purchased at the same time - Cash or Check only.

Office Hours:

Monday - Friday
8:30 am to 4:30 pm

Who is entitled to certified copy?

  • You must be at least 18 years of age.
  • Parent(s) shown on the certificate
  • Legal guardian or legal representative of the child
  • Upon the specific written request for a certified copy by a department of the State or a municipal corporation or the Federal Government
  • Upon the court order of a court of record

For Genealogical Purposes: Birth must be on file longer than 75 years.

Please Note:  Due to a Courthouse fire on November 25, 1864, most records were destroyed; therefore, records from 1843 to 1877 are sporadic. 

Surviving the fire was ONE birth recorded in 1856, three in 1857, none from 1858-1862, with random recordings from 1863 to 1877. In 1877, the State Board of Health implemented that birth records be placed on file; however, this was not put into law until 1915. Therefore, there are random recordings from 1877 to 1915.

Birth Records cannot be faxed

Identification Required:

Photo ID required for Birth or Death Vital Records (and, at the discretion of the County Clerk's Office, for some Marriage Records). If you do not have a photo ID then a copy of your Social Security card.