Cook County Vital Records

Search Cook County IL vital records such as births, death, marriages, and divorces.


Cook County Clerk Office

Clerks file important documents and preserve vital records for their municipality. The Clerk’s office is a valuable source for vital records, which are available to the public. The office maintains certificates, death certificate, and marriage records, in addition to divorce decrees. Many Clerk’s Offices have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Clerk’s Offices provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Arlington Heights Clerk Arlington Heights IL 33 South Arlington Heights Road 60005 847-368-5540

Barrington Hills Village Clerk Barrington IL 112 Algonquin Road 60010 224-484-8418

Calumet City Clerk Calumet IL 204 Pulaski Road 60409 708-891-8110

Chicago City Clerk Chicago IL 5674 South Archer Avenue 60638 312-745-1100

Cook Coounty Clerk Maywood IL 1500 Maybrook Drive 60153 708-865-6040

Cook County Clerk Rolling Meadows IL 2121 Euclid Avenue 60008 847-818-2850

Cook County Clerk Chicago IL 69 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-0996

Des Plaines City Clerk Des Plaines IL 1420 Miner Street 60016 847-391-5310

Elk Grove Village Clerk Elk Grove IL 901 Wellington Avenue 60007 847-357-4040

Evanston City Clerk Evanston IL 2100 Ridge Avenue 60201 847-866-2925

Franklin Park Village Clerk Franklin Park IL 9500 Belmont Avenue 60131 847-671-8242

Hickory Hills Clerks Hickory Hills IL 8652 95th Street 60457 708-598-4800

La Grange Village Clerk La Grange IL 53 South La Grange Road 60525 708-579-2316

Lansing Clerk Lansing IL 3141 Ridge Road 60438 708-895-7200

Markham Clerk Markham IL 16501 Kedzie Avenue 60428 708-210-4551

Matteson Village Clerk Matteson IL 4900 Village Commons 60443 708-283-4950

Morton Grove City Clerk Morton Grove IL 6101 Capulina Avenue 60053 847-470-5220

Oak Forest City Clerk Oak Forest IL 15440 Central Avenue 60452 708-687-4050


Cook County Health Department

Health Departments maintain vital records for their municipality and make them available to the public. A Department of Health can issue certified copies of vital records for births, deaths, marriages, and divorces that took place in their county or state. Many Health Departments have vital records dating back to the 1800s, making them an excellent source for genealogical research. Most Health Departments provide online ordering forms to request vital records.

Bellwood Health Department Bellwood IL 4212 Saint Charles Road 60104 708-544-5300

Berwyn Health Department Berwyn IL 6600 26th Street 60402 708-788-6600

Berwyn Township Health Department Berwyn IL 6600 26th Street 60402 708-788-6600

Chicago Health Department Chicago IL 333 South State Street 60604 312-747-9884

Cook County Health Department Des Plaines IL 9325 West Church Street 60016 847-297-1090

Cook County Health Department Forest Park IL 7556 Jackson Boulevard 60130 708-836-8600

Cook County Health Department Harvey IL 15948 Halsted Street 60426 708-836-8600

Cook County Health Department Rolling Meadows IL 2121 Euclid Avenue 60008 847-818-2860

Cook County Health Department Markham IL 16501 Kedzie Avenue 60428 708-210-4500

Cook County Health Department Oak Park IL 1010 Lake Street 60301 708-492-2000

Elk Grove Village Health Department Elk Grove IL 901 Wellington Avenue 60007 847-357-4240

Evanston Health Department Evanston IL 2100 Ridge Avenue 60201 847-866-2950

Franklin Park Village Health Department Franklin Park IL 9500 Belmont Avenue 60131 847-671-8237

Illinois Health Department Chicago IL 122 South Michigan Avenue 60603 312-655-2248

Illinois State Health Department Chicago IL 2121 West Taylor Street 60612 312-793-4760

Lyons Village Health Department Lyons IL 8643 Ogden Avenue 60534 708-447-1214

Melrose Park Health Department Melrose Park IL 3601 West Lake Street 60160 708-344-1210


Cook County Marriage License Office

Marriage License Offices provide marriage licenses to couples who plan to marry in the office’s jurisdiction. They are typically a division of the local county clerk or the health department. Marriage License Offices also maintain copies of marriage licenses they have issued, which are available to the public. In many locations, Marriage License Offices provide online search tools to locate marriage licenses. To access older marriage licenses, you may need to apply in person or by mail.

Cook County Marriage License Chicago IL 50 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-7790


Cook County Coroner & Medical Examiner

Coroners and Medical Examiners investigate deaths within their jurisdiction and perform autopsies and other postmortem examinations. Many vital records are available from a Coroner or Medical Examiner, including autopsy reports, investigator reports, toxicology reports, and in some cases, X-rays or photographs. An autopsy report will include the cause and manner of death. Many coroners and medical examiners provide online access to their reports. In other cases, you can obtain records by contacting the Coroners or Medical Examiner’s Office directly.

Cook County Medical Examiner & Coroner Chicago IL 2121 West Harrison Street 60612 312-666-0500


Cook County Town & City Hall

The Town Hall or City Hall is the chief administrative office that runs the town or city. Town and City Halls often maintain records related to their municipality, including vital records. You can find birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, and divorce decrees at the Town Hall or City Hall. In some locations, these vital records are available online or by filling out an online request form.

Burbank City Hall Burbank IL 6530 West 79th Street 60459 708-599-5500

Calumet City City Hall Calumet IL 204 Pulaski Road 60409 708-891-8100

Chicago City Hall Chicago IL 121 North LaSalle Street 60602 312-744-5000

Chicago Heights City Hall Chicago Heights IL 1601 Chicago Road 60411 708-756-5362

Cicero Town Hall Cicero IL 4949 West Cermak Road 60804 708-656-3600

Country Club Hills City Hall Country Club Hills IL 4200 183rd Street 60478 708-798-2616

Evanston City Hall Evanston IL # 4500, 2100 Ridge Ave 60201 847-866-2936

Evergreen Park Town Hall Evergreen Park IL 9418 South Kedzie Avenue 60805 708-422-1551

Harvey City Hall Harvey IL 15320 Broadway Avenue 60426 708-210-5300

Hazel Crest City Hall Hazel Crest IL 3000 W 170th Pl 60429 708-335-9600

Hickory Hills City Hall Hickory Hills IL 8652 95th Street 60457 708-598-4800

Hoffman Estates City Hall Hoffman Estates IL 1900 Hassell Road 60169 847-882-9100

Hometown City Hall Hometown IL 4331 Southwest Highway 60456 708-424-7500