Medical Records Department
2121 W Harrison
Chicago, IL 60612
Telephone:
312-666-0500
Fax:
312-997-4400
Sunday: Closed
Monday: 8:30 am-4:30 am
Tuesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Wednesday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Thursday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Friday: 8:30 am-4:30 pm
Saturday: Closed
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The following information is intended for funeral directors to assist them in working with the Office of the Medical Examiner.

Cremation Permits

Cremation permits are $50 each.

There are two types of cremation authorizations:

Hand-written permit

For Fetal Death Certificates, Hand Signed Death Certificates and deaths where the disposition is a donation, the funeral director must come to the Cook County Medical Examiner’s Office to obtain a cremation permit.

Authorized through IVRS

In order for a cremation to be authorized through IVRS, the funeral home/crematory must have a fax account with the Medical Examiner’s Office. Call (312) 997-3025 to inquire about opening an account and requirements for use.

Questions: Call the Medical Records Department at (312) 997-4425.