The McHenry County Clerk's Office is the record keeper for vital records including birth, death, and marriage records.
Please note: Absolutely no information can be given over the telephone regarding Vital Records. Under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death or marriage certificates. The McHenry 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 more information on vital record services, contact us by email or call (815) 334-4242.
The County Clerk's office processes and keeps the following records:
Genealogy Vital Records
Genealogy Vital Records are NOT available through VitalChek system.
WE ARE PLEASED TO NOW OFFER THE OPTION OF ORDERING VITAL RECORDS ONLINE!
Please click on the logo below.
The McHenry County Clerk does not accept credit cards or online orders: however, for your convenience, you can process online requests through an independent company that we have partnered with to provide you this service; VitalChek Network Inc. VitalChek can be reached through its website www.VitalChek.com. An additional fee is charged by VitalChek for using this service, and all major credit cards are accepted, including American Express®, Discover®, MasterCard® or Visa®.