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Before you apply for copies of your vital records, check to make sure that Cook County Department of Public Health offers the services you require. Not every office provides copies of birth certificate, death certificate, marriage certificate, and divorce certificates, and date ranges may be limited. Contact Cook County Department of Public Health to see what services they offer and select a different vital records office from our directory if necessary.
To prepare for your visit to Cook County Department of Public Health, you should make sure you have all of the necessary documents. You will need a completed local application form, proof of residency (such a utility bill or mortgage statement), and a government-issued photo ID. If you want to avoid the long lines and wait times, plan to visit early in the morning. You will also need payment for the application fees, which vary by location.
You may receive your vital record on the same day, or your office may mail it to the address you provide. this website can help you find out more about your stateРІР‚™s processing times and procedures.