Death certificates are available for any person who died within the city limits of Chicago Heights, regardless if the deceased was a resident of the City. Death records start at 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 for a death certificate is $10 cash or money order for the first copy, and $10 for each additional copy of the same death record.
Cash or money orders are acceptable payment methods-no 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.