Once your Illinois birth certificate order is complete, it is electronically sent by the next business day to the government agency for processing.
Hundreds of government agencies nationwide exclusively trust VitalChek for accepting their birth certificates and other vital record orders.
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Most people place their birth record order in less than 10 minutes!
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.
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
VitalChek is the authorized external ordering source for fast, secure vital records processed directly with the issuing government agency at the lowest cost available online. That means, unlike other online services, your application won’t get lost in the mail or sent to another service for processing. We process all of our orders through secure online data connections with the issuing government agencies. We don’t have your personal data laying around and everything is done through secure, PCI compliant online data transmission with the government agencies directly. That also means we get to "skip the line" for processing ahead of mail in applications, making our service the fastest available (of course we can’t speed up the agencies themselves, but we do everything we can to keep things moving!).
No other vital records processing service can offer that. That’s what makes VitalChek different – and safer – than anything else out there. The only thing that is shipped (via USPS, UPS, or FedEx depending on which shipping method you choose) is your actual vital record itself, directly from the government agency to you. Now that’s secure!