Vital Records

The Clerk's office registers business names known as "assumed names" (or DBA) for new businesses in accordance with Illinois law.An assumed… Read More
The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of births that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County. Please click below to be red… Read More
Census by the NumbersCook County has launched an online dashboard, Census by the Numbers, in English and Spanish. Read More
From the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, President Preckwinkle and all of Cook County Government have worked tirelessly to protect the healt… Read More
As of July 1, 2018, E-Filing became mandatory in Illinois for all Civil Areas (except Quasi Criminal, Housing and Wills). The Illinois Supre… Read More
Online Case Information The Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County provides on-line case information as a public service. This service i… Read More
The Cook County Clerk's office keeps official records of deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.Under state law, you may lega… Read More
The Domestic Relations Division of the Clerk of the Circuit Court holds the records for dissolution (divorce), legal separation and invalidi… Read More
How to Obtain Death Records and Reports This information is to assist the public in obtaining reports and records from the Office of the Me… Read More
Cook County Vital Records keeps official records of marriages that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.A marriage license is filed wit… Read More
Before getting married in Chicago or suburban Cook County, couples must obtain a marriage license from the Cook County Clerk's office.Marria… Read More
Notary Public CommissionsThe Cook County Clerk's office certifies newly commissioned notaries public who live in Cook County and certifies n… Read More