Veterans Discharge

Tazewell County Recorder, reminds all veterans that their discharges (DD 214) should be taken to the Recorder's office and recorded. This should be done even if you have been out of the service for many years.
A Certified Copy is necessary for you to qualify for any benefits that are available to you, including GI Bill, burial and survivor's benefits.
The Recorder's office does not charge veterans to record their discharges. They may also have as many certified copies as they need at no charge. Your original discharge will be returned to you within the next couple of days.


There have been occurrences of identity theft from unscrupulous people using personal information (addresses, social security numbers, etc.) accessed from military discharges. Since discharges were open to public scrutiny, the Tazewell County Recorder, along with some other County Recorders, was instrumental in getting the Illinois State Legislature to pass a statute restricting access to military discharges only to the veteran's themselves, their dependents, V.A. representatives or anyone with written authorization from the veteran or their dependents.