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Cook County Arrest, Court, and Public Records

What Are Cook County Arrest Records?

Cook arrest records are documents detailing situations that lead to citizens’ arrests. They often contain arrest warrants and incident reports. The Cook County Sheriff’s department processes requests for all Cook public records in its custody. Applicants may send FOIA requests via email using the FOIA request link on the Sheriff’s website. They can also make requests in-person or via mail to:

Cook County Sheriff’s Office
Freedom of Information Officer
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington,
Room 704
Chicago, IL 60602

Cook arrest records are considered public records and are typically obtainable by anyone.

Crime Statistics

In 2015, Cook County recorded 153,604 crime incidents. Larceny-theft was the most recurring crime with 90,675 incidents. Among violent crimes, aggravated assault had the highest figure, with 15,129 incidents. There were also 534 homicides, 1,911 rapes, and 11,217 robberies. Besides theft, other incidences of property crimes in Cook County include 20,550 burglaries, 12,547 motor vehicle thefts, and 1,012 arsons.

Compared to 2011 figures, the five-year crime trend for Cook County shows that homicide (6.4%) and aggravated assault (2.5%) rates rose while the incidences of other crimes decreased. Over the last five years, rape, robbery, burglary, theft, motor vehicle theft, and arson reports declined by 3.7%, 30.3%, 46.5%, 21.8%, 45%, and 25.3%, respectively.

There were 27,378 arrests in Cook County in 2015. A breakdown of the county’s arrest statistics shows that homicide, rape, robbery, and assault accounted for 306, 407, 2,060, and 2,630 arrests, respectively. Property crime arrests include 1,902 bookings for burglary, 16,855 theft arrests, 3,094 for motor vehicle theft, and 97 arson arrests. Five-year crime arrest trends for Cook County show that the only crimes to see more arrests by 2015 were motor vehicle theft (12.5%) and arson (12.8%). There were fewer homicide (7.3%), rape (20.2%), robbery (28.8%), aggravated assault (0.5%), burglary (47.4%), and theft (30.2%) arrests in 2015 compared to 2011.

What Are Cook County Criminal Records?

Cook County criminal records are also called rap sheets. They list the offenses citizens got arrested for, those they got charged with, and the trial’s judgment and the sentence they received. Criminal records are considered Cook County public records obtainable at the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois State Police.

How Do I Get Cook County Criminal Records?

Cook County criminal records are available at the Cook County Sheriff’s Department and the Illinois State Police (ISP). This document includes all arrests and convictions that happened in Illinois. Applicants can get a Statewide Criminal History Transcript from the Illinois State Police. Requesters will have to get their fingerprints taken before they can get the records. Citizens can also get their criminal records via mail or in-person requests. Criminal records cost $16. Applicants may contact the ISP at:

Illinois State Police - Bureau of Identification
260 N. Chicago St.
Joliet, IL 60432
Phone: (815) 740-5160 ext 2.

The Cook County Sheriff’s Department maintains criminal records for the county. The papers are obtainable by sending an FOIA request to the Sheriff’s Department at:

Cook County Sheriff’s Office
Freedom of Information Officer
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington
Room 704
Chicago, IL 60602

How to Find Cook County Sex Offender Information

The state of Illinois has a Sex Offender Information page. By Illinois law, the State Police is responsible for maintaining a registry of sex offenders currently living in the state’s counties. Illinois’ Sex Offender Registration Act empowers the State Police to make sex offender information available to the public. Following this provision, the State Police hosts a searchable database of sex offenders on its website. Use the search functions of the Illinois Sex Offender Information page to find individual sex offenders. To see a complete list of all currently registered sex offenders living in Cook County, select Cook from the drop-down of Illinois counties.

How Do I Visit an Inmate in Cook County Jail?

Family and friends of inmates can visit in two ways: in-person visitation and video visitation using Skype. All visitors must register for visits, no matter the medium. Visitors may apply for approval by the CCDOC on the website. When visits get approved, visitors are contacted to schedule a visit day and time.

Inmates can have two visitors per time. Adults should accompany children. Visitors need an active Skype account for video visits. No drinking, smoking, inappropriate behavior, or nudity is allowed during video visits. For information on visitation schedules, call (773) 674-8225. The Cook County Department of corrections is at:

Cook County Department Of Corrections
2700 South California Avenue,
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 674-7100

Where and How to Find Cook County Inmate Information

The Cook County Sheriff’s Office oversees all jail operations and keeps inmate records. It provides an inmate locator service to help the public find individuals incarcerated in the county’s correctional facilities. Locate an inmate by providing his/her first and last names or booking number.

What Are Cook County Court Records?

The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the official in charge of maintaining court records for Cook County. These records include case documents for civil, criminal, traffic, and probate cases. Some of the other court-generated documents available include divorce and mortgage records. Links to search tools for these court records are available on a central Online Case Search page. Residents of Cook County can also use the public access terminals at the courthouse located at the courthouse on 50 West Washington, Suite 1001, Chicago, IL, to view digital copies of court documents. The public can request searches and copies of court documents in person and by mail. Send a mail request to:

Clerk of the Circuit Court
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington, Suite 1001
Chicago, IL 60602

The Clerk charges $9 per year for record searches and $9 per certified copy of court documents. Copy fees include $2 for the first page, 50 cents per page for the next 19 pages, and 25 cents per page for the remaining pages. Fees are payable by checks and money orders made payable to the Clerk of the Circuit Court.

Location of All Courts in Cook County

Listed below are all the addresses and contact information of all the courts in the county:

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Suite 1303
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6132
Fax: (312) 603-4211

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District - Criminal Department
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room 1006
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-4641
Fax: (312) 603-4722

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
5555 West Grand Avenue
Chicago, IL 60639
Phone: (773) 804-6101

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
2452 West Belmont Avenue
Chicago, IL 60618
Phone: (773) 404-3304

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
155 West 51st Street
Chicago, IL 60609
Phone: (773) 373-8877

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
737 East 111th Street
Chicago, IL 60628
Phone: (773) 982-3035

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
3150 West Flournoy Street
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (773) 265-8915

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
Criminal Court Building
2600 South California Avenue
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 674-5882

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District
555 West Harrison Street,
Chicago, IL 60607
Phone: (312) 325-9498

Cook County Circuit Court - 1st Municipal District - Traffic Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Lower Level
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-2000
Fax: (312) 603-2928

Cook County Circuit Court
Second Municipal District Courthouse
5600 Old Orchard Road
Room 136
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 470-7250
Fax: (847) 470-5049

Cook County Circuit Court
Third Municipal District Courthouse
2121 Euclid Avenue
Room 121
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 818-3000
Fax: (847) 818-2706

Cook County Circuit Court
Fourth Municipal District Courthouse
1500 Maybrook Avenue
Room 236
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 865-6040
Fax: (708) 865-4881

Cook County Circuit Court - 5th Municipal District
Fifth Municipal District Courthouse
10220 South 76th Avenue
Room 121
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 974-6500
Fax: (708) 974-6384

Cook County Circuit Court - 6th Municipal District
Sixth Municipal District Courthouse
16501 South Kedzie Parkway
Room 119
Markham, IL 60428
Phone: (708) 232-4551
Fax: (708) 232-4682

Cook County Circuit Court - Chancery Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room 802
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-5133
Fax: (312) 603-3020

Cook County Circuit Court - Child Protection Division
Juvenile Center Building
1100 South Hamilton Avenue
Room 13
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 433-6870
Fax: (312) 433-4463

Cook County Circuit Court - Civil Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room 601
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-5116
Fax: (312) 603-3330

Cook County Circuit Court - County Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room 1202
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-5731
Fax: (312) 603-3335

Cook County Circuit Court - Criminal Division
George N. Leighton Criminal Court Building
2650 South California Avenue
Room 526
Chicago, IL 60608
Phone: (773) 674-3922
Fax: (773) 674-4444

Cook County Circuit Court - Domestic Relations Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room 802
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6300
Fax: (312) 603-6336

Cook County Circuit Court - Elder Law and Miscellaneous Remedies Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room CL-16
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-9233

Cook County Circuit Court - Juvenile Justice Division
Juvenile Court Building
1100 South Hamilton Avenue
Room 13
Chicago, IL 60612
Phone: (312) 433-4881
Fax: (312) 433-6863

Cook County Circuit Court - Law Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room 801
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6930
Fax: (312) 603-3348

Cook County Circuit Court - Probate Division
Richard J. Daley Center
50 West Washington Street
Room 1202
Chicago, IL 60602
Phone: (312) 603-6441
Fax: (312) 603-6204

Arlington Heights Administrative Adjudication
Village Hall
33 South Arlington Heights Road
Arlington Heights, IL 60005
Phone: (847) 368-5300

Barrington Administrative Adjudication
Village Hall Board Room
200 South Hough Street
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 304-3400

Berkeley Administrative Adjudication
Village Hall Board Room
5819 Electric Avenue
Berkeley, IL 60163
Phone: (708) 449-8840

Broadview Office of Adjudication
Village Hall Council Chambers
2350 South 25th Avenue
Broadview, IL 60155
Phone: (708) 345-8174

Buffalo Grove Administrative Adjudication Program
Village Hall Council Chambers
50 Raupp Blvd
Buffalo Grove, IL 60089
Phone: (847) 459-2500

Chicago Department of Administrative Hearings
740 North Sedgwick Street
Chicago, IL 60654
Phone: (312) 742-4747
Fax: (312) 742-8248

Country Club Hills City Court
3700 175th Place
Country Club Hills, IL 60478
Phone: (708) 798-3191

Crestwood Red Light Camera Court
13840 South Cicero Avenue
Crestwood, IL 60418
Phone: (708) 371-4800

Des Plaines Division of Administrative Hearings
City Hall
1420 Miner Street
Des Plaines, IL 60016
Phone: (847) 391-5303

Dolton Traffic Court
Harper Municipal Center
14014 Park Avenue
Dolton, IL 60419
Phone: (708) 841-2533 (Police)
Phone: (708) 201-3263 (Housing)

Evanston Division of Administrative Hearings
2100 Ridge Avenue
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 448-8163
Fax: (847) 448-8164

Evergreen Park Red Light Camera Court
9420 South Kedzie Avenue
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
Phone: (708) 422-2142

Glenview Administrative Adjudication
2500 East Lake Avenue
Glenview, IL 60026
Phone: (847) 904-4302

Harvey Municipal Court
15320 Broadway Avenue
Harvey, IL 60426
Phone: (708) 210-5300

Hoffman Estates Office of Adjudication
Police Department
411 West Higgins Road
Hoffman Estates, IL 60169
Phone: (847) 781-2800

Hometown Municipal Court
4331 Southwest Highway
Hometown, IL 60456
Phone: (708) 424-7500
Fax: (708) 424-7589

Homewood Office of Administrative Adjudication
Police Department
17950 Dixie Highway
Homewood, IL 60430
Phone: (708) 206-3430

Lemont Administrative Adjudication
Police Department
14600 127th Street
Lemont, IL 60439
Phone: (630) 257-2229
Fax: (630) 257-5087

Lincolnwood Administrative Adjudication Process
Village Hall Council Chambers
6900 North Lincoln Ave
Lincolnwood, IL 60712
Phone: (847) 673-1540

Matteson Red Light Camera Court
20500 South Cicero Avenue
Matteson, IL 60443
Phone: (708) 748-1564

Maywood Housing Court
40 Madison Street
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 450-4414
Phone: (708) 450-2288 (Parking Ticket Contests)

Midlothian Administrative Courts
14801 South Pulaski Road
Midlothian, IL 60445
Phone: (708) 389-0200

Norridge Adjudication Court
Village Hall
4000 North Olcott Avenue
Norridge, IL 60706
Phone: (708) 453-0800

Oak Park Office of Adjudication
Village Hall
123 Madison Street
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: (708) 358-5630

Orland Hills Municipal Hearings
Village Board Room
16039 South 94th Avenue
Orland Hills, IL 60487
Phone: (708) 349-4434

Palos Park Administrative Adjudication
Kaptur Administrative Center
8999 West 123rd Street
Palos Park, IL 60464
Phone: (708) 448-2191

Richton Park Property Maintenance Adjudication Court
4455 Sauk Trail
Richton Park, IL 60471
Phone: (708) 481-8950
Fax: (708) 481-9315

Skokie Administrative Hearing Program
Village Hall Council Chambers
5127 Oakton Street
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 933-8270 (Code and Health Violations)
Phone: (847) 933-8423 (Vehicle and Parking Violations)

South Holland Local Court
16330 South Park Avenue
South Holland, IL 60473
Phone: (708) 331-3131

Stickney Office of Adjudication
6533 West Pershing Road
Stickney, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 788-2131
Fax: (708) 749-2742

Tinley Park Administrative Court
Jogmen Center - Tinley Park Police Department
7850 West 183rd Street
Tinley Park, IL 60477
Phone: (708) 444-5300

Wheeling Administrative Adjudication Hearings
Village Hall
2 Community Boulevard
Wheeling, IL 60090
Phone: (847) 499-9049

Worth Municipal Court
Village Hall Board Room
7112 West 111th Street
Worth, IL 60482
Phone: (708) 448-3979
Fax: (708) 923-3749

In compliance with the Illinois Freedom of Information Act, all property records in Cook County are open for public inspection. Requesters can inspect or obtain copies of property records by submitting a request to the custodian's office.

Where and How to Find Property Records in Cook County

The Cook County Recorder of Deeds (CCRD) serves as the central repository for property and land records. It maintains offline records of property ownership from 1871 to 1985 as well as an online index of property records recorded from 1985 to date. It also compiles and stores official documents and information related to the ownership of real estate within the county. Copies of public records can be obtained by visiting the main CCRD office in person at:

Cook County Recorder of Deeds (CCRD),
118 N. Clark Street.
Chicago, IL 60602,
(312) 603-5050

How to Look Up Cook County Property Records

The office of the Cook County Assessor maintains a searchable online property database of current property owners within the county. Searches for property records are conducted using a Property Index Number (PIN). Interested persons who do not have a PIN may be able to filter search results by address or neighborhood. In-person support is also provided at any of the office locations.

Downtown Office,
118 N. Clark Street, Room 320,
Chicago, IL 60602,
(312) 443-7550

Markham Branch Office,
16501 S. Kedzie Ave.,
Markham, IL 60426,
(708) 232-4100

Skokie Branch Office,
5600 W. Old Orchard Rd., Room #149,
Skokie, IL 60077,
Phone: (847) 470-7237

Bridgeview Branch Office,
10200 South 76th Avenue, Room #237,
Bridgeview, IL 60455,
(708) 974-6451

Location of Cook County Township Property Assessors

Township: Barrington
602 S. Hough
Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 381-5632
Fax: (847) 381-0623

Township: Berwyn
6600 W. 26th St.
Berwyn, IL 60402
Phone: (708) 788-6600
Fax: (708) 788-0432

Township: Bloom
425 S. Halsted
Chicago Hts, IL 60411
Phone: (708) 754-9400
Fax: (708) 754-3392

Township: Bremen
16361 Kedzie Parkway
Markham, IL 60428
Phone: (708) 333-1591
Fax: (708) 333-1584

Township: Calumet
Assessor: Fred Bilotto
12633 Ashland,
Calumet Pk., IL 60827
Phone: (708) 396-0049
Fax: (708) 388-6630

Township: Cicero
4949 West Cermak Road, 2nd Floor
Cicero, IL 60804
Phone: (708) 656-3600 ext. 225
Fax: (708) 656-4189

Township: Elk Grove
Elk Grove Township
600 Landmeier Road.
Elk Grove Village, IL. 60007
Phone: (847) 437-0300
Fax: (847) 364-1600

Township: Evanston
The City of Evanston’s Property Tax Assessment Review Office
2100 Ridge Avenue,
Evanston, IL 60201
Phone: (847) 448-8168

Township: Hanover
250 S Rte. 59, Bartlett, IL 60103
Phone: (630) 837-0301
Fax: (630) 837-1059

Township: Lemont
1115 Warner
Lemont, IL 60439
Phone: (630) 257-2522
Fax: (630) 257-1219

Township: Leyden
2501 N. Mannheim Rd.
Franklin Pk., IL 60131
Phone: (847) 455-8616
Fax: (847) 451-9085

Township: Lyons
6404 Joliet Road,
Countryside, IL 60525
Phone: (708) 482-8300
Fax: (708) 482-1056

Township: Maine
1700 Ballard Rd.,
Park Ridge, IL 60068
Phone: (847) 297-2510 / Fax: (847) 297-1335
Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

Township: New Trier
739 Elm St.,
Winnetka, IL 60093
Phone: (847) 446-8200
Fax: (847) 446-1743
Hours: 9:00 A.M. to 5:00 P.M.

Township: Niles
5255 Lincoln Avenue
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 673-9300
Fax: (847) 673-3214

Township: Northfield
2550 Waukegan Road, Suite 100
Glenview, IL 60025
Phone: (847) 724-8300
Fax: (847) 724-8310
Hours: 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M.

Township: Norwood Park
7833 W. Lawrence Ave.
Norrbuhidge, IL 60656
Phone: (708) 453-0861
Fax: (708) 453-9582

Township: Oak Park
105 S. Oak Park Ave.
Oak Park, IL 60302
Phone: (708) 383-8005
Fax: (708) 383-8062

Township: Orland
14807 S. Ravinia Ave.
Orland Pk, IL 60462
Phone: (708) 403-4222
Fax: (708) 403-4260

Township: Palatine
721 S. Quentin Rd.
Palatine, IL 60067
Phone: (847) 358-6700
Fax: (847) 776-3017

Township: Palos
10802 Roberts Rd.
Palos Hills, IL 60465
Phone: (708) 598-4418
Fax: (708) 598-4473

Township: Proviso
4565 Harrison
Hillside, IL 60162
Phone: (708) 449-4304
Fax: (708) 449-1267

Township: Rich
Assessor: Sam Brown
22013 Governors Hwy.
Richton Pk, IL 60160
Phone: (708) 748-6722
Fax: (708) 748-8796

Township: River Forest
8020 W. Madison St.
River Forest, IL 60305
Phone: (708) 366-2787
Fax: (708) 366-0450

Township: Riverside
27 Riverside Rd.
Riverside, IL 60546
Phone: (708) 447-7700
Fax: (708) 447-6442

Township: Schaumburg
1 Illinois Blvd.
Hoffman Estates, IL 60194
Phone: (847) 884-0030
Fax: (847) 884-0194

Township: Stickney
6721 W. 40th St.
Stickney, IL 60402,
Phone: (708) 788-9100
Fax: (708) 788-4856

Township: Thornton
333 E. 162nd St.,
S. Holland, IL 60473
Phone: (708) 596-6040 ext. 3175
Fax: (708) 596-7082

Township: Wheeling
1616 N.Arlington Hts. Rd.
Arlington Heights, IL 60004
Phone: (847) 259-1515
Fax: (847) 259-3070

Township: Worth
11601 S. Pulaski Rd.,
Alsip, IL 60658
Phone: (708) 371-2900
Fax: (708) 371-5558

Conducting a search is subject to our Terms of Service and Privacy Notice.

What Are Cook County Vital Records

Cook County’s vital records are crucial records that impact the lives of Cook County residents like marriage certificates, birth certificates, wills, and property deeds. The Cook County Clerk’s Office is the official in charge of keeping all vital records for the county.

These include birth, death, civil union, and marriage certificates for events that occur in Chicago and other Cook County municipalities. The Clerk accepts in-person and mail requests for these records. The Illinois Department of Public Health manages vital records. They are not public records.

Where and How to Get Cook County Divorce Records

Divorce records are not part of Cook County public records and are obtainable by either of the divorcees. These records are available at the Illinois Department of Public Health. To order divorce records at the county level by mail, applicants may download and complete a civil union certificate request form and send it to:

Cook County Clerk’s Office
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 641070
Chicago, IL 60664-1070

Include a photocopy of a photo ID, the required fee as a check or money order, and a self-addressed stamped envelope. To submit a request in person, visit any of these six locations of the County Clerk’s Office:

Downtown Chicago – Vital Records
50 W. Washington St.,
East Concourse Lower Level - Room 25
Chicago, IL 60602

West Suburbs – Maywood
1311 Maybrook Square
Room 104
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 865-6010

Northwest Suburbs – Rolling Meadows
2121 Euclid Avenue
Room 238
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 818-2850

North Suburbs – Skokie
5600 W. Old Orchard Road
Room 149
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 470-7233

South Suburbs – Markham
16501 S. Kedzie
Room 238
Markham, IL 60426
Phone: (708) 232-4150

Southwest Suburbs –Bridgeview
10220 S. 76th Ave.
Room 238
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 974-6150

The Clerk charges $15 for the first certified copy of a divorce certificate and $4 for each additional copy ordered at the same time. The fee for a commemorative copy of a civil union or marriage certificate is $65.

Where and How to Get Cook County Marriage Records

The Illinois Department of Public Health and Cook County Clerk maintains Cook County marriage records. Marriage records are $5 per copy. Applicants can order marriage records by fax, mail, and in-person from the Illinois Department of Public Health at:

Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

The County Clerk also processes requests submitted in person or by mail. Applicants may download the marriage records certification form and mail it to the County Clerk:

Cook County Clerk’s Office
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 641070
Chicago, IL 60664-1070

For in-person requests, applicants may visit any of the six offices of the County Clerk at:

Downtown Chicago – Vital Records
50 W. Washington St.
East Concourse Lower Level - Room 25
Chicago, IL 60602

West Suburbs – Maywood
1311 Maybrook Square
Room 104
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 865-6010

Northwest Suburbs – Rolling Meadows
2121 Euclid Avenue
Room 238
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 818-2850

North Suburbs – Skokie
5600 W. Old Orchard Road
Room 149
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 470-7233

South Suburbs – Markham
16501 S. Kedzie
Room 238
Markham, IL 60426
Phone: (708) 232-4150

Southwest Suburbs –Bridgeview
10220 S. 76th Ave.
Room 238
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 974-6150

Where and How to Get Cook County Birth Records

Cook County’s birth records are obtainable from the Cook County Clerk. The County Clerk’s Office keeps and manages all birth records in the County. There are three ways to obtain birth records in the county. By fax, mail, or in-person. Requestors may send all mail to:

Cook County Clerk’s Office
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 641070
Chicago, IL 60664-1070

In-person requests can be made to any of these offices:

Downtown Chicago – Vital Records
50 W. Washington St.
East Concourse Lower Level - Room 25
Chicago, IL 60602

West Suburbs – Maywood
1311 Maybrook Square
Room 104
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 865-6010

Northwest Suburbs – Rolling Meadows
2121 Euclid Avenue
Room 238
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 818-2850

North Suburbs – Skokie
5600 W. Old Orchard Road
Room 149
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 470-7233

South Suburbs – Markham
16501 S. Kedzie
Room 238
Markham, IL 60426
Phone: (708) 232-4150

Southwest Suburbs –Bridgeview
10220 S. 76th Ave.
Room 238
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 974-6150

Applicants may also check the Illinois Department of Public Health’s website. Birth records from 1916 to date are available at the state’s vital records division. Send applications to:

Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

Where and How to Get Cook County Death Records

Applicants may contact either the Cook County Clerk or the Illinois Department of Public Health. The first certified copy of a death certificate gets a charge of $17, while the fee for each additional copy of the same record ordered at the same time is $6. The state maintains death records from 1916 to date. Interested parties can obtain copies by submitting a completed death certificate application form to either of these addresses:

Division of Vital Records
Illinois Department of Public Health
925 E Ridgely Avenue
Springfield, IL 62702

Cook County Clerk’s Office
Bureau of Vital Records
P.O. Box 641070
Chicago, IL 60664-1070

For in-person requests applicants can visit any of the Cook County Clerk’s offices at:

Downtown Chicago – Vital Records
50 W. Washington St.
East Concourse Lower Level - Room 25
Chicago, IL 60602

West Suburbs – Maywood
1311 Maybrook Square
Room 104
Maywood, IL 60153
Phone: (708) 865-6010

Northwest Suburbs – Rolling Meadows
2121 Euclid Avenue
Room 238
Rolling Meadows, IL 60008
Phone: (847) 818-2850

North Suburbs – Skokie
5600 W. Old Orchard Road
Room 149
Skokie, IL 60077
Phone: (847) 470-7233

South Suburbs – Markham
16501 S. Kedzie
Room 238
Markham, IL 60426
Phone: (708) 232-4150

Southwest Suburbs –Bridgeview
10220 S. 76th Ave.
Room 238
Bridgeview, IL 60455
Phone: (708) 974-6150