Death Certificate

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

220 E. Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045

Please include name listed on death record, date of death, person requesting record, number of copies requested, intended use for obtaining record, a photocopy of your driver's license or photo ID with signature, as well as a correct return address of where you want the copies mailed to.

The cost is $14.00 for the first certificate and $6.00 for each additional certificate. For mail-in requests, there is a $2.20 additional charge for postage. Make checks payable to "The City of Lake Forest." For more information, call 847-810-3676.

Vital Records Charges (Death Certificates)
1 $14
2 $20
3 $26
4 $32
5 $38
10 $68
15 $98
20 $128

Death records are not public records and are only available to those who have a personal or property right interest with the decedent. If you are not a relative of the deceased person, a letter or document from the office or agency that needs the death certificate must accompany the request.
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