Illinois divorce records must be obtained from the Circuit Court Clerk in the county where the dissolution of marriage occurred. The Illinois Department of Public Health, Division of Vital Records, does not issue divorce documents, but it will supply requestors with a verification report on whether or not a certain dissolution of marriage was recorded in the state. To receive this report, you must fill out an Application for Verification of Dissolution of Marriage Record Files, or write a signed letter, and submit it to the Division of Vital Records. Make sure to include the appropriate fee and valid photo ID. Requests without acceptable ID will not be processed. You may submit your request by mail or in person at the Springfield, Illinois office.
Contact And Fee Information For Illinois Divorce Records
The Division of Vital Records office will verify dissolution of marriage files from 1962 to the present. Illinois divorce records prior to that date must be obtained from the Circuit Court Clerk where the dissolution of marriage was granted. The fee per record searched is $5 and this covers the search. The fee is non-refundable whether or not the document is found.