Basic Fees Illinois State Archives

Illinois State Archives fees are set pursuant to 15 ILCS 305/5.5.


Out of State Research Fee Non-Illinois Resident Research Fee Policy $10
Duplicated microfilm rolls $20 per roll
Compact Discs $20 per CD
Document Certification $2 per
document certified
Federal Land Records $2 per page
Copies of legislative bills or other papers, made from microfilm reader/printers and photocopiers, not exceeding legal size .50 per page
Copies exceeding legal size $1 per page

Non-Illinois Resident Research Fee Policy

The Illinois State Archives is required to receive, from all out-of-state or non-Illinois residents, a $10 fee, prepaid and nonrefundable, along with all research requests before those requests may be honored. The fee will entitle the requester to up to 2 unofficial, non-certified copies of the records requested if those records exist.

Checks and money orders should be made payable to the Illinois Secretary of State and mailed to:
Illinois State Archives
Reference Unit
Margaret Cross Norton Building
Capitol Complex
Springfield, IL 62756

The Archives also accepts Visa, MasterCard and Discover credit cards.