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We make it easy to order official County (IL) Birth certificates online from Cook County Clerk's Office.

Looking for a certified County birth certificate?

VitalChek is your direct connection to:

  • Order certified copies of County birth certificates (with government seal) for your immediate family from Cook County Clerk's Office.
  • Obtain information and instructions for ordering birth certificates from Cook County Clerk's Office.

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Cook County Clerk's Office Agency Information

COOK COUNTY VITAL RECORDS
The Cook County Clerk's Office issues certified copies of Cook County birth certificates, Cook County death certificates and Cook County marriage records for events that occurred in Cook County, Illinois. You may order copies of Cook County vital records through VitalChek on an expedited basis.

NOTICE: Although VitalChek attempts to include accurate and up-to-date information on this site, state and agency information is subject to change without notice. VitalChek makes no representations or warranties as to the accuracy, completeness or timeliness of the information herein and assumes no liability with respect to such information.


COOK COUNTY BIRTH CERTIFICATES
Cook County Clerk's Office issues certified copies of Cook County birth certificates, which are typically acceptable for passport, social security, employment, personal identification and other legal purposes.

Who Can Order?
You may order copies of Cook County birth certificates for yourself or for a child, as long as your name appears on the certificate.

Where Can The Document Be Shipped?
Cook County Clerk's Office will only ship copies of Cook County birth certificates to the entitled applicant's home or work address. Please note that express couriers will not ship to a P.O. Box.




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Available Cook County Clerk's Office, Illinois (IL) Birth Certificate Types

Birth Certificate
A certified copy of a birth certificate that can typically be used for passport, travel, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Cook County within the last 75 years. Recent events take up to two months before they are available.

First Copy: $15.00    Additional Copies: $4.00


Birth Certificate Expedited
A certified copy of a birth certificate that can typically be used for passport, travel, proof of citizenship, social security, driver's license, school registration, personal identification and other legal purposes. Birth Certificates are available for events that occurred in Cook County within the last 75 years. Recent events take up to two months before they are available.
Orders placed prior to 10:30 a.m. Central Time will receive same day processing and will only be shipped via UPS Air.

First Copy: $40.00    Additional Copies: $4.00


Birth Certificate Order Methods


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It's the easiest and most efficient method for ordering official birth certificates and other vital records because there is less room for error when you enter the information yourself. Our simple forms have built-in editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.

Obtain official, certified Illinois (IL) birth records from Cook County Clerk's Office online – quickly and securely.

VitalChek is an official service, authorized by Cook County Clerk's Office, to securely order certified County (IL) vital records, like birth certificates. Other online services may not be authorized by Cook County Clerk's Office, and may charge additional fees without providing approved services or guaranteeing confidentiality of your data.

As a government-approved organization for 25 years, VitalChek safely delivers millions of vital records every year and is America’s #1 resource for ordering certified birth certificates across the nation. VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents, such as County birth certificates, simple, fast and secure:

  • Simple step-by-step ordering with easy to use editing features to help ensure the accuracy of your order.
  • Fast online ordering, processing & delivery options to help get your County (IL) birth certificate as quickly as possible.
  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering County (IL) birth certificates for yourself or your family from the privacy of your home or office, 24-hours a day, 7 days a week, with no hidden fees or unexplained charges. No traffic, no standing in line, no parking, no hassles.

 
Online ordering and credit card payment services are provided by VitalChek Network, Inc. VitalChek is an official, government-authorized express certificate service for remote ordering of certified vital records (such as birth, death, and marriage certificates), and incorporates added security to ensure your information and documents are treated safely.
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