Cook County Records

Search for Cook County IL county records. County records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, marriage licenses, divorce records, property tax records, property ownership, historical records, genealogical research, property titles, property deeds, county maps, county taxes, county zones, school boundaries, and more.


Clerk Offices in Cook County Illinois are responsible for maintaining important records for a county or local area, including multiple types of Cook County records. These include vital records such as birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records, and death certificates, which can be useful for proving identity or for conducting genealogical research in Cook County. They may also keep documents related to Cook County property ownership and property taxes, including title deeds, tax assessments, property appraisals, and property sale records. The Cook County Clerk is one of the best places to find all types of county records, which may be available online.

Arlington Heights Clerk Arlington Heights IL 33 South Arlington Heights Road 60005 847-368-5540

Barrington Hills Village Clerk Barrington IL 112 Algonquin Road 60010 224-484-8418

Calumet City Clerk Calumet IL 204 Pulaski Road 60409 708-891-8110

Chicago City Clerk Chicago IL 5674 South Archer Avenue 60638 312-745-1100

Cook Coounty Clerk Maywood IL 1500 Maybrook Drive 60153 708-865-6040

Cook County Clerk Rolling Meadows IL 2121 Euclid Avenue 60008 847-818-2850

Cook County Clerk Chicago IL 69 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-0996

Des Plaines City Clerk Des Plaines IL 1420 Miner Street 60016 847-391-5310


Historical Societies in Cook County Illinois are usually organized around a particular area, a group of people, or a historical event, and they preserve documents that have historic value. Cook County Historical Societies may maintain a range of documents on individuals from that area, including Cook County vital records such as birth and death certificates, marriage announcements, and other records that can help with Cook County genealogical research. They may also have photographs, historical maps, historical laws, and other records for their location and the people who lived there. Historical Societies may provide online access to their Cook County public records.

Arlington Heights Historical Society Arlington Heights IL 110 West Fremont Street 60004 847-255-1225

Berwyn Historical Society Berwyn IL 1241 Oak Park Avenue 60402 708-484-0020

Blue Island Historical Society Blue Island IL 13018 Maple Avenue 60406 708-371-8546

Blue Island Illinois Historical Society Blue Island IL 2433 York Street 60406 708-388-1078

Bronzeville Black Chicagoan Historical Society Chicago IL 11111 South Forrestville Avenue 60628 773-291-9115

Bronzeville Historical Society Chicago IL 636 East 35th Street 60616 312-428-8033

Brookfield Illinois Historical Society Brookfield IL 8820 Brookfield Avenue 60513 708-485-3420

Calumet City Historical Society Calumet IL 760 Wentworth Avenue 60409 708-832-9390

Chicago African American Historical Society Chicago IL 4425 West Carroll Avenue 60624 773-417-3082

Chicago Filipino American Historical Society Chicago IL 5462 South Dorchester Avenue 60615 312-752-2156

Chicago Historical Society Chicago IL 1601 North Clark Street 60614 312-642-4600

Chicago Jewish Historical Society Chicago IL 610 South Michigan Avenue 60605 312-663-5634

Chicago Lawn Historical Society Chicago IL 6120 South Kedzie Avenue 60629 312-582-8778

Des Plaines Historical Society Des Plaines IL 781 Pearson Street 60016 847-391-5399

Dolton Historical Society Dolton IL 644 Sheridan Avenue 60419 708-201-3310

East Side Historical Society Chicago IL 3658 East 106th Street 60617 312-721-7948

Edgewater Historical Society Chicago IL 5358 North Ashland Avenue 60640 773-506-4849


Assessor Offices in Cook County Illinois determine the appraisal value of the taxable property within a county or local jurisdiction, which is used to assess the property taxes owed by Cook County residents. Cook County Assessors also keep a number of property-related documents, including records on property tax assessments, property appraisals, tax liens, foreclosures, and property tax payments. These Cook County public records include information about current and former owners of a property, the property's size and location, zones and use regulations, and transfers of the property ownership. Assessors may make county records available through their website.

Bremen Township Assessor Oak Forest IL 15350 Oak Park Avenue 60452 708-687-8220

Cook County Assessor Maywood IL 1500 Maybrook Drive 60153 708-865-6032

Cook County Assessor Markham IL 16501 Kedzie Avenue 60428 708-232-4100

Cook County Assessor's Office Chicago IL 118 North Clark Street 60602 312-603-5300


Town and City Halls in Cook County Illinois are responsible for providing municipal services for their locality. As part of this job, they may store important county records, including Cook County vital records such as birth certificates, marriage license records, divorce records, and death certificates. These can be used as proof of identity, in applications for government services, or for performing genealogical research. The Town or City Hall in Cook County may also keep documents on property ownership, property taxes and tax assessments, and maps for their jurisdiction that include zones, property boundaries, and school boundaries. Town and City Halls often make county records available online.

Burbank City Hall Burbank IL 6530 West 79th Street 60459 708-599-5500

Calumet City City Hall Calumet IL 204 Pulaski Road 60409 708-891-8100

Chicago City Hall Chicago IL 121 North LaSalle Street 60602 312-744-5000

Chicago Heights City Hall Chicago Heights IL 1601 Chicago Road 60411 708-756-5362

Cicero Town Hall Cicero IL 4949 West Cermak Road 60804 708-656-3600

Country Club Hills City Hall Country Club Hills IL 4200 183rd Street 60478 708-798-2616


Archives in Cook County Illinois preserve historically significant documents, which can include a number of county records, such as historical birth certificates and death certificates, as well as marriage and divorce records which can be useful when performing Cook County genealogical research. Cook County Archives may also contain photographs, historical maps, personal documents, and other historical records about a specific location and the people who lived there. They may also hold historic newspapers that contain Cook County public records. Some Archives keep documents that date back to the seventeenth century, and they may provide online access to their records.

Chicago Cedille Records Archive Chicago IL 1205 West Balmoral Avenue 60640 773-989-2515

Chicago Film Archive Chicago IL 329 West 18th Street 60616 312-243-1808

Chicago Gerber Hart Library and Archive Chicago IL 6500 North Clark Street 60626 773-381-8030

Chicago Independent Video Archive Chicago IL 935 West Chestnut Street 60642 312-964-5020

Chicago National Archive Chicago IL 7358 South Pulaski Road 60629 773-948-9000

Chicago Oriental Institute Research Archive Chicago IL 1155 East 58th Street 60637 773-702-9514

Chicago Pastoral Center Archive Chicago IL 711 West Monroe Street 60661 312-831-0711

Chicago Police Records Archive Chicago IL 1121 South State Street 60605 312-747-6262

Elgin Brethren Historical Library and Archive Elgin IL 1451 Dundee Avenue 60120

Elk Groove Village Provincial Archive Elk Grove IL 600 Alexian Way 60007 847-981-3608

Elk Grove Police Records Archive Elk Grove IL 901 Wellington Avenue 60007 847-357-4130


Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices in Cook County Illinois are responsible for collecting local taxes and disbursing the funds. This can include Cook County property taxes, business taxes, and other county or local taxes. Cook County Treasurer and Tax Collectors maintain a number of property-related county records, including Cook County property tax assessments, property appraisals, property ownership records, and any tax liens or foreclosures. They may also maintain Cook County public records on property transfers and sales, including titles and deeds, which list the former and current owners as well as information on the property itself. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices may provide online access to their county records.

Chicago Heights Treasurer Chicago Heights IL 1601 Chicago Road 60411 708-756-5312

Cook County Treasurer's Office Chicago IL 69 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-6202

Crawford County Treasurer's Office Chicago IL 69 West Washington Street 60602 618-544-2614


Recorders of Deeds in Cook County Illinois keep a range of real estate ownership documents for a county or local government as part of their job to ensure the accuracy of property, land, and Cook County property tax records. The Cook County Recorder's Office has county records on property ownership, transfers of property including deeds and titles, and property tax records such as property appraisals, Cook County tax assessments, and tax liens or foreclosures. These documents contain information about the previous and current property owners, descriptions of the property, and Cook County property sales. Recorders of Deeds may provide online access to their county records.

Cook County Recorder of Deeds Chicago IL 118 North Clark Street 60602 312-603-5050