Please note: Absolutely no information can be given over the telephone regarding death records. Under Illinois State law (410 ILCS 535—Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death or marriage certificates. The Stephenson County Clerk’s Office will issue certificates to authorized individuals only. To do otherwise is a violation of Illinois law. Vital records are not considered public information, nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
- For your convenience, you can request a record online CLICK HERE.
- You can do a preliminary search of records to verify that we have the record before you call CLICK HERE.
- To request a record by mail, the applicant must send a signed written form. Click here to obtain a fillable mail-in form. The request must include the deceased person’s name and date of death. The request must be signed by the applicant. The required fees must also be included. Mail your request to Stephenson County Clerk’s Office, 50 W. Douglas St., Suite 500, Freeport, IL 61032.