Death Records

Death records are restricted to persons having a personal or property interest in the deceased’s estate. Exceptions to these restrictions apply to those interested in genealogical research.

Please Note: The Office of the Waukegan City Clerk only maintains death records for a period of 10 years from the date of death.  For death records beyond this time period, please contact the Lake County Clerk’s Office.

Requesting a record by mail:

  • Complete all information on the request form:  Death Record Request Form (PDF)
  • Make a legible photocopy of your identification
  • Write check or money order payable to 'City of Waukegan'
  • Include a large, self-address, stamped envelope
  • Mail all items to:

OFFICE OF THE WAUKEGAN CITY CLERK

ATTN:  VITAL RECORDS

100 N. MARTIN LUTHER KING JR, AVE

WAUKEGAN, ILLINOIS 60085

Record Costs

Type of FeeFee
First copy$12
Filing Fee (if applicable)$10
Additional copy$7

Office of the City Clerk - City of Waukegan