WELCOME TO THE COOK COUNTY CLERK'S OFFICE

At the Cook County Clerk’s Office, we are here to serve.   

In addition to functioning as the Chief Election Authority for suburban Cook County, the Clerk's Office maintains birth, marriage, and death records; records and maintains deeds, property documents and business forms; assists property owners in redeeming delinquent taxes, and serves as the Clerk of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

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A SPECIAL TRIBUTE AND INFORMATIONAL DISCUSSION SALUTING VETERANS DURING MILITARY APPRECIATION MONTH

Clerk Yarbrough is celebrating Military Appreciation Month with a special series featuring distinguished speakers who will discuss the many ways we can pay tribute and give back to the veterans who have given so much to us and our country through their service in the United States Military. 

Click here to view the presentations.

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 Clerkʼs 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 Recordings Division accurately records, stores and maintains land records and other official documents.

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.

Safeguard vital military discharge records and operate a successful Veterans Service Office to provide veterans and their families with dignified and attentive service. The Veterans’ Office manages the Military and Veterans Discount Card program.

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

WHAT'S NEW @COOKCOUNTYCLERK?

Cook County Clerk Certifies April 6 Consolidated Election Results

The Clerk’s Office has certified the results of the April 6 Consolidated Election and official results for suburban Cook County races are available online.

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Clerk Releases Time Lapse Video of Voting Equipment Rollout

The Clerk’s Office released a time lapse video today that illustrates the distribution of thousands of pieces of polling place equipment as it is packed up and delivered to locations across suburban Cook County. 

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Meet The Clerk

Karen A. Yarbrough, Cook County's first African American and female Clerk, has a B.A. in Business Management from Chicago State University, an M.A. in Inner City Studies from Northeastern Illinois University, and advanced leadership studies at Harvard’s Kennedy School of Government. Karen has served on numerous boards, enhancing the quality of life for citizens and has received many prestigious awards highlighting her advocacy, community service and legislative work. Click here to view her entire biography.