How to Get My Champaign County Birth Certificate in Minutes

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How to Get Your Birth Certificate in Champaign County in 5 Minutes

If you're trying to get your , you may find the process confusing. This article will guide you on the different ways you can get your birth certificate in Champaign County.

The Difference Between a Certified Birth Certificate and a Certificate of Live Birth

A certified (sometimes termed "authorized ") copy of your birth record is one of the most important documents you'll ever need. Certified/Authorized birth certificates are necessary to establish your identity. Your serves as proof of:

  • Your name
  • Date of birth
  • Citizenship
  • Parents
  • Identity

It's the first official, government-issued document after you're born. When you're born, the hospital is responsible for creating a Certificate of Live Birth, which is sent to the office of Vital Records. There, the Vital Records office creates your first birth certificate, which will include your identification information, usually on a special type of paper and often with a raised seal to verify its authenticity.

Who Can Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Champaign County?

Any person listed as a parent on the birth certificate can request a copy of their child's birth certificate in Champaign County. guardians can also request birth certificates, and individuals can request copies of their birth certificates.

How Much Does It Cost to Get a Birth Certificate Copy in Champaign County?

The cost of depends on two different factors:

  1. What type of birth certificate do you order
  2. The method in which you order it

While you can choose to order your birth certificate through the Champaign County Clerk of Court, you can also order it through the Illinois Department of Public Health. The costs for birth certificates are the same regardless of where you choose to submit your request for a copy:

  • By mail: $10 for a short form; $15 for long-form; $2 for additional copies
  • By fax: $15 for long-form plus a $12.95 handling fee ($19.95 fee if you opt to ship with UPS)
  • Online: $10 for a short form; $15 for a long-form; $2 for additional copies ($19.95 fee if you opt to ship with UPS)
  • In-person: $10 for a short form; $15 for long-form; $2 for additional copies

How Long Does It Take to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Champaign County?

Talk about the estimated processing/delivery time for a birth certificate copy to arrive. It usually takes 2 weeks for processing by mail.

What Documents Do I Need to Get a Copy of a Birth Certificate in Champaign County?

To obtain a birth certificate, you'll have to prove your identity to establish your eligibility to receive it. Champaign County requires the following identification to be approved to receive a birth certificate.

An official government-issued ID with a photo such as:

  1. Driver's License
  2. Passport
  3. FOID card
  4. Active Duty Military ID
  5. Veterans Administration Issued Photo Medical Card
  6. Federally issued Tribal ID card

If you do not have valid identification, you can provide alternative documentation to prove your identity, including at least one of these:

  • Medical Card
  • Auto Insurance Card
  • Voter's Registration Card
  • Paycheck Stub with Imprinted full information
  • Bank, Financial, or Credit Card Statement

Ensure the documentation you provide is recent (within the past six months) and/or still valid. Once you collect at least one of these, you'll need to provide at least one of these:

  • Current utility bill
  • Phone bill
  • Bill for services you have received

If you submit multiple pieces of mail, be sure they are from different businesses or agencies.

How to Obtain a Birth Certificate in Champaign County by Yourself

DoNotPay can request a birth certificate in Champaign County for you, so you don't have to worry. But if you want to request a birth certificate in Champaign County, there are different ways you can do it.

By MailPrint and fill out an Application for Illinois Birth Record in Spanish or English. Mail to either the State of Illinois at:

Illinois Department of Public Health

Division of Vital Records

925 E. Ridgely Ave-2737.

Springfield, Illinois 62702

You may mail it to the Champaign County Clerk's office at:

Champaign County Clerk

1776 E Washington St.

Urbana, IL 61802

If you order through the Champaign County Clerk's office, you don't need to fill out the application. Include the following items in a request:

  • a photocopy of your driver's license or acceptable ID
  • your name at birth
  • your date of birth
  • your parents’ full names (mother's maiden name)
  • your written signature
  • your return address (for us to mail the certificate to)
  • payment for your order in the form of a money order, cashier check, or certified check
OnlineOrdering online is the fastest way to get your birth certificate. Your order is processed within hours, and your birth certificate is provided quickly, usually within days.
  1. Visit the Illinois Department of Public Health page on VitalChek.
  2. Click "Order Now."
  3. Navigate through the order process.
In-PersonGather the proper identification to make your request. Walk-ins are welcome at the Champaign County Clerk's Office at 1776 E Washington St in Urbana.

Alternatively, you can visit the Illinois Department of Public Health Division of Vital Records, 925 E. Ridgely Ave. in Springfield.

You can pay by debit/credit card (except Visa), check/money order, or cash (Note: You'll need to have the exact cash as change is not provided).

By FaxFill out the application form and send it along with identity verification via fax to 217-523-2648. A major credit card is required for this option.

Get Your Champaign County Birth Certificate With the Help of DoNotPay

DoNotPay is the fastest, easiest way to get your Champaign County birth certificate. Instead of having to go to a county clerk or post office in-person and write a check, you can get your birth certificate entirely within the app.

DoNotPay has you covered in 8 easy steps:

  1. Go to the Birth Certificates product on DoNotPay.

  2. Select who the certificate is for (you or a loved one). If you are requesting a copy of someone else's certificate, enter their personal details, and upload evidence that proves your relationship.

  3. Enter the location you or your loved one was born in, so we can complete the form specific to your state.

  4. Enter the name(s) of the parent(s) as displayed on the certificate.

  5. Indicate what you will be using this certificate for, and choose whether you need an authorized or certified copy.

  6. Enter your contact information and shipping address. Upload copies of your government-issued identification, such as a driver's license.

  7. Choose whether you would like to electronically sign this form or not. Once we generate the form, verify that all of the information is correct.

  8. If you need the document to be notarized, schedule a notarization appointment using our Notary product. Otherwise, proceed to our Mail Checks product and let DoNotPay mail-in your request form with a check on your behalf.

DoNotPay is always the fastest and easiest way. Try it now.

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