County Clerk

Pete Duncan Macoupin County Clerk
Birth Certificates

The Macoupin County Clerk's office keeps official records of births that occur in Macoupin County.

Under state law, you may legally obtain a certified copy of your own birth certificate if of legal age and/or the birth certificate of your child (your name must appear on the child's birth certificate).

Court-appointed legal guardians may obtain birth certificates of the children under their care if they submit a certified copy of the appointment. Certified copies of appointments can be obtained from the Macoupin County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Requests made with legal guardianship papers must be made in person or through the mail.

Requesting a birth certificate

You may obtain a birth certificate in one of 5 methods:

  1. In person at the Macoupin County Courthouse in the County Clerk's Office
  2. Write us
    • Mail your request to: 

      Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan 
      Vital Records 
      P.O. Box 107
      Carlinville, IL 62626

      • Include the following items:
        • - a completed Birth Certificate Request Form*
        • - a photocopy of your photo identification
        • - a check or money order payable to the Macoupin County Clerk for $15 (additional copies of the same record cost $4 each)
        • Note: Be sure to include your phone number with your mail request.
  3. Email pete.duncan@macoupincountyil.gov the information requested in the form found above for the type of record you are requesting.
  4. Visit www.vitalchek.com and place an online order for a record.