Our Vital Records Department processes requests for Birth, Death, and
Marriage Certificates; Marriage Licenses

The earliest records we have begin in 1837 for marriage records, 1878 for both
birth and death records. It was not State Law until 1916 to record birth and
death events. If you are unsure of the location of the event, please email detailed
information to us and we will do a preliminary search to confirm location. Email us

The fee for a record search of birth and marriage certificates is $14.00 . A
death record search is $18.00. If a record is found, a certified copy will be
issued for the search fee stated above.  If the record qualifies as a
record and is to be used for genealogical purposes, we will issue a non-certified
copy of the record. The non-certified copy is $10.00.

To qualify as a genealogy record the marriage record needs to be prior to 1964,
birth record has to be prior to 1939 and death record needs to be prior to 1994.
To apply for a genealogical copy of a record, please contact our office to order.

If you would like additional certified copies at the time of your request,we will issue
the additional copies for $ 2.00 each for
birth and marriage records. Additional certified
copies of
death certificates are $ 6.00 each.

If you would like to request a vital records search, you may do so either in person,
by mail or through the
Internet. An application will need to be completed along
with showing proof of identity.

An application is available at this website for you to print. You may
select this page at
application form.  Please forward this application and
fee [we accept checks, money orders or cash] along with a copy of your
identification (driver's license copy) to:

Bureau County Clerk
700 South Main St., Rm. 104
Princeton, IL 61356

You may request vital records through the Internet using a credit card.
Please click on the link below and follow the instructions.
 You must
fax or email a confirmation page along with your
identification for the request to be complete
Our fax is 815-879-4803 and the vital records email address is
Click here to request
Bureau County Vital
Records thru Illinois
Epay Website
Vital records Epay site is offered
in cooperation with the State
Treasurer's office.
Bureau County
Clerk and Recorder
Vital Records
Looking for more research help??
Bureau County has a local genealogical society.  They have a vast
collection of Bureau County family histories along with cemetery
records, newspaper records, census records, and much more. Contact
the Bureau County Genealogical Society at bureaucounty@gmail.com
or click here for link to website- www.rootsweb.com/~ilbcgs/
Application Form