The Macoupin County Clerk's office keeps official records of births that occur in Macoupin County.
Under state law, you may legally obtain a certified copy of your own birth certificate if of legal age and/or the birth certificate of your child (your name must appear on the child's birth certificate).
Court-appointed legal guardians may obtain birth certificates of the children under their care if they submit a certified copy of the appointment. Certified copies of appointments can be obtained from the Macoupin County Clerk of the Circuit Court. Requests made with legal guardianship papers must be made in person or through the mail.
Requesting a birth certificate
You may obtain a birth certificate in one of 5 methods:
In person at the Macoupin County Courthouse in the County Clerk's Office
Online at our online certified copy request site.
Mail your request to:
Macoupin County Clerk Pete Duncan
P.O. Box 107
Carlinville, IL 62626
Include the following items:
- a completed Birth Certificate Request Form*
- a photocopy of your photo identification
- a check or money order payable to the Macoupin County Clerk for $15 (additional copies of the same record cost $4 each)
Note: Be sure to include your phone number with your mail request.
Email firstname.lastname@example.org the information requested in the form found above for the type of record you are requesting.
Visit www.vitalchek.com and place an online order. Please ONLY use VitalChek if you need a record quickly. They will charge you a significant fee for UPS or FEDEX expedited shipping. If you would like to order a record online and not pay additional shipping costs, visit our certified request site.