Civil Union Records

Office Hours

Monday to Thursday
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM

Most Fridays
8:30 AM to 7:00 PM

Fridays preceding a holiday weekend
8:30 AM to 5:00 PM
See calendar to the right for specific dates.

Who may request a civil union record?

A civil union record may be requested by:
  • those named in the record,
  • child of person named in the record,
  • a family member, or
  • another individual acting as an agent or legal representative of the person named in the record.

Types of Civil Union Records

  • Certified
    Acceptable for legal name change on driver’s license, passport, bank account, etc.
    $10 for first certified copy
      $4 for each additional copy
  • No Record Found Certification
    If the record is not found to be on file within our office, a certificate of no record found is available for purchase.
      $1.50 for certification

Ways to Order

  • Walk-in same-day service
  • Ordering by mail with check or money order payment
    Record is requested by and mailed to customer through the U.S. Postal Service’s first-class mail 
    • Two business day processing, once request is received by our office
    • Record can be sent to a street address or P.O. box.
    • Items needed
      • Completed Civil Union Record Request Form (fillable PDF), printed, and signed
      • Photocopy of valid identification (acceptable ID is listed on form)
      • Check or money order payable to the Lake County Clerk
      • Self-addressed envelope with sufficient first-class U.S. postage stamp affixed
      • Mail all items to:
        Lake County Clerk Carla Wyckoff
        Vital Records Department
        18 N. County Street, Room 101
        Waukegan, IL 60085
  • Ordering online with credit card payment
    VitalChek Network, Inc. is an independent company and our selected partner providing vital record ordering services when payment is made by credit card, expedited delivery is required, or order is placed by fax or email. Additional service fees will be applied.

  • Ordering by fax or email
    For instructions on how to place an order by fax or email, please call the Clerk’s Vital Record Department at 847.377.2411. Credit card payment will be processed through VitalChek, and all applicable service fees will be applied.

Refunds


Due to the cost and the inability to re-purpose the state-mandated security paper used to issue vital records, once an order for certificate copies is processed, our office cannot offer any refunds.