Civil Union Records

How to Obtain a Certified Civil Union Record

In Person

  • Government issued photo identification
  • $16 for first certified copy, $7 for an additional copy of the same record, at the same time
  • Payment method: cash, debit/credit card ($2.50 transaction fee applies up to $50, additional fees apply above $50), personal check (check must include Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois, add your phone number)
  • Office hours: 8:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday
  • Office location:
    324 Main Street
    Room 101
    Peoria, IL 61602

By Mail

Include the following items:

  • A completed Application for Vital Records Search.
  • A photocopy of a government issued photo identification with signature.
  • A check (check must include your Driver’s License Number and State where issued, if not Illinois, and your phone number), money order or cashier’s check made payable to: Peoria County Clerk. Please do not send cash.
  • $16 for first certified copy, $7 for an additional copy of the same record.
  • Requested record(s) will be shipped within two weeks of your request once proper documentation and payment have been received.
  • Mail your request to:
    Steve Sonnemaker
    Peoria County Clerk
    324 Main Street
    Room 101
    Peoria, IL 61602

Online

You may purchase a certified birth record by debit or credit card at the following websites:

  • ePay Illinois
    • Record(s) will be sent by regular postal mail within two weeks of your request.
    • $30 for first certified copy, $7 for additional copy of same record during same order ($1 service fee applies to orders under $43. For orders over $43, the service fee is 2.35%.)
  • VitalChek
    • Expedited delivery service with option of 2 day or next day delivery.
    • Requests received by noon will be shipped the same business day. Orders received after noon will be shipped by the next business day.
    • The fee varies depending on the shipping method. A $19.50 expedite fee and $9 processing fee applies to all orders.