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 $17.00 first certified copy and $10.00 each additional certified copy. 

  • 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.