Before you apply for copies of your vital records, check to make sure that Cook County Vital Records 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 Vital Records to see what services they offer and select a different vital records office from our directory if necessary.
Each vital records office has its own fees, wait times, and processing times. Before visiting Cook County Vital Records, be sure to complete the correct application form and bring a government-issued photo ID and proof of residency. To avoid standing in line for hours, try to arrive early, as soon as they open.
Your vital records office may provide you with your certificate in-person, or they may mail it to the address on your application. You can visit this website to determine your stateРІР‚™s processing times and when to expect your records.