Vital Records

All Birth, Death and Marriages that took place in Effingham County are maintained in the County Clerk’s office. In the State of Illinois, vital records were not required to be filed until 1916. Our records go back to that time and beyond. A certified copy is a legal document with both the county and state seals.

Contact Info for the Illinois Department of Public Health is:

Division of Vital Records
952 E. Ridgely Ave.
Springfield IL 62702
Telephone: 217-821-6553