Corrections to Birth and Death Records

The State of Illinois gives the Local Registrars in each county the authority to make “minor” corrections to registered

birth and death records within one year of the date the record was registered.  If the item that needs correcting falls

into the “major” category, a second correction is needed, or more than one year has elapsed, forms and other

documentation will need to be submitted directly to the State of Illinois along with a Notarized Affidavit, which are

available at our office. Each situation is unique and affected by many factors.  We would prefer you call us so we can

discuss the particulars of your situation and decide the best course of action in your individual case.

Please call our office during normal business hours to enable us to give you accurate information:


Phone: (815-727-8639)

Hours of Operation:  Mon-Fri 8:30-Noon and 1:00 to 4:00 (Closed daily Noon to 1:00); Holiday