Cook County, IL Birth, Death, Marriage, Divorce Records

Cook County vital recordsThe Genealogy Unit of the Cook County Clerk's Bureau of Vital Records provides non-certified versions of birth, death and marriage records for the purpose of genealogical research for Cook County. The Chicago Fire of October 8, 1871 destroyed all Cook County vital records prior to that date, records for Cook County begin in 1872. You may also request vital records for Cook County from the Illinois Department of Public Health. Records at the Department of Health begin in 1916. Searches for vital records can also be made through the IRAD Local Government Database.

Cook County Recorder Office - Birth, Death, Marriage & Divorce Records

Cook County Recorder
118 N Clark St, #120
Chicago, IL 60602
Hours of Operation: 8AM-4:55PM CST
Phone: 312-603-5050
Fax: 312-603-5107
Real Estate: 312-603-5066
Assessor: 312-443-7550
Treasurer: 312-443-4436
Elections: 312-603-0906
Vital Records: 312-603-7790
Recording Officer: Recorder of Deeds
Records Online: Real Estate, Grantor/Grantee, Deed, Mortgage
Note: Except for real estate related UCCs, no UCC filings recorded here after June 30, 2001. Only UCC records prior to this date can be searched.
Assessor Website

Cook County Marriage & Divorce Records - County Courts

Category: Courts
Cook County - Chicago- Circuit Court Clerk- Criminal Division- General Information Chi
2600 South California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (773)869-3140

Category: Courts
Cook County-Depts - County Clerk- Vital Statistics
10220 South 76th Avenue
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708)974-6150

Category: Courts
Cook County Circuit Court Files
3958 South Calumet Avenue
Chicago, IL 60653
Phone: (773)624-0468

Cook County Birth & Death Records - Adoption Agencies

Adoption Information Center of Illinois
120 West Madison Street Suite 800
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312)346-1516
Adoption World
211 East Ontario Street Suite 1010
Chicago, IL 60611
Phone: (312)664-8933

427 South Windsor Drive
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: (616)457-1990
Fax: (616)457-1260

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