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.

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.