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
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. We only issue certified
copies of the records.
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 vitals application. 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 following link 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 email@example.com
Vital records Epay site is offered in cooperation with the
State Treasurer's office.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org
or click here for link to website- www.rootsweb.com/~ilbcgs/