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We are an authorized online vital records ordering service for Cook County Clerk's Office.

That means we can process your request fast, affordably, and securely. The only thing faster is doing it in person – but that’s not always possible or convenient, and that’s why we’re here.

Cook County Clerk's Office 118 N. Clark Street, Cook County Building Room 120 Chicago, IL, 60602
Phone 866-252-8974
Fax 866-550-1846
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About Vital Records from Cook County Clerk's Office

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.

Available Illinois (IL) Vital Record Types

Death Certificate

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.

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