The Clerk's office registers business names known as "assumed names" (or DBA) for new businesses in accordance with Illinois law.

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The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of births that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Please click below to be...

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Files are available for check out and copying according to the terms of the Clerk's File Inspection and Review Policy and Procedure . 

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The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

Under state law, you may...

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The Domestic Relations Division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court holds the records for dissolution (divorce), legal separation and invalidity for...

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The Cook County Clerk's office provides non-certified copies of vital records for the purpose of genealogical research.

Under Illinois law...

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Records and Reports

This information is to assist the public in obtaining reports and records from the Office of the Medical Examiner....

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Cook County Vital Records keeps official records of marriages that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

A marriage license is filed...

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Before getting married in Chicago or suburban Cook County, couples must obtain a marriage license from the Cook County Clerk's office.

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Notary Public Commissions

The Cook County Clerk's office certifies newly commissioned notaries public who live in Cook County and...

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