Death Records


  • Death certificates are available for any person who died within the city limits of Chicago Heights or at St. James Hospital in Chicago Heights.  Death records date back to 1902.

  • Death records are released only to immediate family members of the deceased, upon proof, and to persons having a legal interest in the estate of the deceased, upon proof of interest.  A person requesting a death certificate must fill out a request form and show a valid driver’s license or valid state identification.  If the person does not have these forms of identification, other acceptable means of identification must be presented.

  • The fee is $10.00 for each certified copy of a death record. 

  • In person: cash, money orders, credit card only accepted—no personal checks.  Visa, Mastercard, and Discover cards are accepted.

  • By mail: money order or certified check payable to City of Chicago Heights—no cash or personal checks.

Code of Ordinances

Chapter 21, Health and Sanitation, Article III Vital Statistics, in the Code of Ordinances of the City of Chicago Heights is available online.