Vital Records

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.

I want to

Request official records of births & deaths that occur in Chicago & suburban Cook County.

Apply for a Marriage/Civil Union License for ceremonies in Chicago & suburban Cook County.

Register an Assumed Business Name or certify newly commissioned Notaries Public approved by the IL Secretary of State.

Acceptable forms of identification required in order to obtain or apply for certain vital records.

Correct a Birth, Marriage or Death record through the Clerk's Bureau of Vital Records, a local registrar or the IL Department of Public Health.

Jan 3

First Marriage License of 2017

Charlotte Passley and Darnell Lane, Jr. left their Lawndale home on Tuesday morning with the hope that they would become Cook County’s first married couple of 2017.
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Aug 31

10,000th same-sex couple issued marriage license in Cook County

When Tony Aranda and Terry Beauchamp found each other 18 years ago, they couldn’t have had any idea that one day they would, or even could, get married.
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