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.

IMPORTANT NOTICE TO THE PUBLIC:

CLERK'S VITAL RECORDS DIVISION
RELOCATING TO COOK COUNTY BUILDING 

The Cook County Clerk's Vital Records Division has relocated from the Daley Center (50 W. Washington, Suite CL-25) to the Cook County Building (118 N. Clark, Room 120).  Customers seeking vital records services such as marriage licenses, birth and marriage certificates can visit the 118 N. Clark location weekdays between 9 am and 5 pm. 

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.

Frequently asked vital records questions.

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.

Customers can check on their mailed-in birth, death, marriage or genealogy record request.