Welcome to the Cook County Clerk's Office

The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation. Along with administering elections in suburban Cook County, the Clerk's office maintains birth, marriage and death records, assists property owners in redeeming delinquent taxes, and records the activity of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

Cook County Clerk Departments

The Cook County Clerk's office is the official record keeper for births, marriages, civil unions and deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

The Cook County Clerk's office is the chief election authority for more than 120 towns and villages in suburban Cook County.

The Cook County Clerk's office maintains delinquent tax records, tax maps & information regarding TIF districts.

The Cook County Clerk's Ethics Filings Division accepts and records documents detailing the financial activities of public officials, candidates, certain government officials and lobbyists.

The Clerk of the Board records the activity of the Cook County Board by preparing board agendas and post-meeting reports as well as maintaining County Board records.

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The Media Room contains news, videos, and upcoming event postings.

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Gubernatorial Primary Election Candidate Filing Begins November 27

Candidate filing will begin at 9 a.m. on Monday, November 27 in the Clerk’s Pedway Room in the lower level of the Cook County Administration Building located at 69 W. Washington, Chicago.

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Statement from Clerk Orr on Signing of Automatic Voter Registration Bill

I am very pleased that Automatic Voter Registration (AVR) has finally come to Illinois, making us the 10th state in the nation with AVR.

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About the Cook County Clerk's Office

About the Office

The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation. Along with administering elections in suburban Cook County, the Clerk's office maintains birth, marriage and death records, assists property owners in redeeming delinquent taxes, and records the activity of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

 

Meet The Clerk

As Cook County Clerk since 1991, David Orr is the chief election authority for suburban Cook County, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the country.

Please take a minute to look at a timeline commemorating the occasion in recognition of David's many accomplishments.