Jersey County Clerk and Recorder of Deeds
200 N. Lafayette | P. O. Box 216 | Jerseyville, IL 62052            (618) 498-5571 Option 6

Death Records

With proper identification, records of Jersey County deaths can be obtained in person or by mail. Due to the confidential nature of death records, these documents may not be faxed or emailed.

According to Illinois law, to obtain a certified copy of a death certificate, you must be one of the following:

  • A person having documentation of a personal or property right interest in the record, or their duly authorized agent holding a written, signed statement to that effect.
  • A person having a genealogical interest if the record is over 20 years old. 

To have a copy of a death certificate mailed to you, please use the Death Certificate Request Form. Print and complete all information on the form including your signature, and send with the appropriate fee and a copy of your photo ID

Requests may be mailed to:
Jersey County Clerk
P. O. Box 216
Jerseyville, IL 62052

or emailed to:

For emailed requests, please provide a day time phone number where we can call you for your credit card information.  Be sure to include a copy of your photo ID along with a signed copy of the Request Form. 


  • The fee to search for a death record is $14. If the record is found, one certified copy is furnished. 
  • Additional copies of the same record issued at the same time are available for $8 each. 
  • If you need your document sent by overnight mail, please send an extra, separate payment of $20 and include your request in writing. 
  • Cash, checks, money orders, as well as MasterCard, Visa, and Discover are accepted. A $2 service fee is added to all credit/debit card transactions.

If the person died in another Illinois county, information may be obtained from Illinois Department of Public Health.


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