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

Looking for a certified Cook County vital record?

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

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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.




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Available Cook County Clerk's Office, Illinois (IL) Vital Record Types

Marriage Expedited
A certified copy of the Certificate of Marriage. This is not a copy of the marriage license. Marriage records are available for events that occurred in Cook County within the last 75 years.
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 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


Death Expedited
A certified copy of a death certificate that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred in Cook County within the last 20 years.
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: $42.00    Additional Copies: $6.00


Birth
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


Death
A certified copy of a death certificate that can typically be used to obtain death benefits, claim insurance proceeds, notify social security and other legal purposes. Death Certificates are available for events that occurred in Cook County within the last 20 years.

First Copy: $17.00    Additional Copies: $6.00


Marriage
A certified copy of the Certificate of Marriage. This is not a copy of the marriage license. Marriage records are available for events that occurred in Cook County within the last 75 years.

First Copy: $15.00    Additional Copies: $4.00


Civil Union
A certified copy of the Civil Union Certificate. Civil Union records are available for events that occurred in Cook County from June 1, 2011 to present.

First Copy: $15.00    Additional Copies: $4.00


Civil Union Expedited
A certified copy of the Civil Union Certificate. Civil Union records are available for events that occurred in Cook County from June 1, 2011 to present.

First Copy: $40.00    Additional Copies: $4.00


Order official, certified Illinois (IL) vital certificates 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 Cook County (IL) vital records, like birth and death 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 vital records across the nation. VitalChek makes purchasing your family’s most important documents, such as Cook County vital records, 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 Cook County (IL) vital record as quickly as possible.
  • Secure ordering processes that are designed to help protect your identity online.

VitalChek offers the convenience of ordering Cook County (IL) vital records for 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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