Who May Obtain a Death Certificate?
You can obtain a certified copy of a death certificate if you are a relative or a person who can prove a financial interest.
How to Obtain a Death Certificate:
Come into the LaSalle County Clerk’s Office, 707 E. Etna Road, Ottawa, IL 61350, Monday-Friday, 8:00 AM to 4:30 PM and fill out an application.
Fill out the application and mail it along with a photocopy of a current and valid acceptable form of identification and a check or money order made payable to the LaSalle County Clerk to:JoAnn Carretto LaSalle County Clerk 707 E. Etna Road Ottawa, IL 61350
What are the Fees for a Death Certificate?
The fee is $21 for the first copy and $8 for each additional copy of the same certificate, requested at the same time.
There is no charge for a certification when required by the Veteran’s Administration. Evidence of the V.A.’s requirement of this record must accompany the application.
What are the Acceptable Forms of Current and Valid Identification?
- Illinois Drivers License
- Illinois State Identification Card
- U.S. Military Identification Card
- Selective Service Card
- Out-of-State Drivers License
- U.S. Naturalization Certificate
- U.S. Immigration Card
- U.S. Passport
What About Genealogical Research?
Death records in LaSalle County begin in the year 1877. Some requested records prior to 1916 may not be on file. Death records are filed with the County Clerk in the County where the death occurred.