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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.
Processing times vary by location, and you may get your records directly or they may be mailed to the address listed on your application. this website contains information on state processing times, so you can find out when to expect your records.