During the COVID-19 public health crisis, in-person transactions for vital records requests at City Hall has been temporarily suspended.
You may obtain a Certified Birth Record by mailing in an Application for Certified Birth Certificates to:
220 E. Deerpath
Lake Forest, IL 60045
Please include name on birth record, birth date, the mother’s and father’s full names, the mother’s maiden name, person requesting record, number of copies requested, a photocopy of your driver's license or photo ID with signature. Please be sure to include your telephone number.
The cost is $10.00 for the first certificate and $4.00 for each additional certificate. Make checks payable to "The City of Lake Forest." For more information, call 847-810-3676.
Birth records are restricted in Illinois and may be obtained only by the parent or legal guardian of a child, the person named on the record if over 18 years of age or a legal representative presenting notarized authority to obtain the record.