Birth Certificate

You may obtain a Certified Birth Record in person at Lake Forest City Hall, 220 E. Deerpath, Lake Forest, IL  or by mailing in an Application for Certified Birth Certificates to:

220 E. Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Please include name on birth record, birth date, the mother’s and father’s full names, the mother’s maiden name, person requesting record, number of copies requested, a photocopy of your driver's license or photo ID with signature.  Please be sure to include your telephone number.

The cost is $10.00 for the first certificate and $4.00 for each additional certificate. The table below describes common amounts requested and the cost rule will apply for any amount of copies past and in between these amounts. 
Mail-in: Enclose a check or money order made out to "The City of Lake Forest" for the number of certificates requested. 
In-Person: We accept any major credit card, cash, or check for payment.
For more information, call (847) 810-3676

Vital Records Charges (Birth Certificates)
1 $10
2 $14
3 $18
5 $26
10 $46

Birth records are restricted in Illinois and may be obtained only by the parent or legal guardian of a child, the person named on the record if over 18 years of age or a legal representative presenting notarized authority to obtain the record.
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