Cook County, Illinois Courthouse

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Circuit Court of Cook County Third Municipal District - One of Seven Main Courthouses

Clerk of Cook County

Birth, marriage, and death records are available through the Clerk of County Court. Records date to 1872. Approximately 75% of the county's eight million records are searchable and available for digital download from the county's Genealogy Online web site.

69 W. Washington St. 5th Floor
Chicago, Illinois 60602
(312) 603-5656

Courts

Clerk of the Circuit Court of Cook County

Richard J. Daley Center
Room 1001
50 West Washington
Chicago, IL 6060
(312) 603-5030 http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/

Archives Department
Richard J. Daley Center
Room 1113
Contact: Phil Costello
(312) 603-6601
(312) 603-4974 fax

Microfilmed copies of the index books are located in Room 1113. Most of the older court files are held in an off-site, suburban warehouse. Records are generally retrieved once a week, on Wednesday. Requests made early in the week make the Wednesday run. Records retrieved on Wednesday are usually available for viewing on Friday.[1]

Chancery Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Room 802
(312) 603-5133 Hours: M-F: 8AM-5PM; Sun-Sat: 10AM-5PM

Probate Division
Richard J. Daley Center
Room 1202
(312) 603-6441 Hours: M-F: 8AM-5PM; Sun-Sat: 10AM-5PM