Cook County Birth Records

Search for Cook County IL birth records. A birth records search contains information on proof of identity, proof of citizenship, name of the baby, date and time of birth, parental information, applying for a Social Security number, passport applications, name changes, receiving governmental benefits, requesting a birth certificate, applying for a birth certificate, and conducting genealogical research.


The Cook County Clerk is responsible for maintaining important documents for a county or local area, including vital documents like Cook County birth records. These birth records include birth certificates that list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. An Illinois birth certificate acts as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and it may be required to apply for an IL driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services. Other birth records include demographic records on birth, which are useful for researchers, as well as records on birth that can be used for Cook County genealogical research. Birth records can be requested online at the Clerk Office website.

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


Cook County Hospitals provide a variety of medical services to patients of all ages, including labor and delivery services. When a baby is born at a Hospital in Cook County Illinois, it creates birth records for the birth. These can include ceremonial Cook County birth certificates which list the baby's name, date of birth, weight and length, and the Hospital's name, as well as information about the parents. These ceremonial birth certificates cannot act as legal proof of identity in Illinois, but they may be a valuable source of information on an individual's birth. Hospitals also maintain demographic information on babies born at their facility, which may be accessible to researchers.

Adventist La Grange Memorial Hospital La Grange IL 5101 Willow Springs Road 60525 708-245-9000

Advocate Bethany Hospital Chicago IL 3435 West Van Buren Street 60624 773-265-7700

Advocate Christ Medical Center Oak Lawn IL 4440 West 95th Street 60453 708-684-8000

Advocate Health Care Chicago IL 4600 North Ravenswood Avenue 60640 773-561-7500

Advocate Hope Children's Hospital: Ziai Fuad MD Oak Lawn IL 4440 West 95th Street 60453 708-684-8000

Advocate Illinois Masonic Medical Center Chicago IL 836 West Wellington Avenue 60657 773-975-1600

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge IL 1675 West Dempster Street 60068 847-723-2210

Advocate Lutheran General Hospital Park Ridge IL 1775 West Dempster Street 60068 847-723-2210

Advocate South Suburban Hospital Hazel Crest IL 17800 Kedzie Avenue 60429 708-799-8000

Advocate Trinity Hospital Chicago IL 2320 East 93rd Street 60617 773-967-2000

Alexian Brothers Behavioral Health Hospital Hoffman Estates IL 1650 Moon Lake Boulevard 60169 847-882-1600

Alexian Brothers Medical Center Elk Grove IL 800 Biesterfield Road 60007 847-437-5500

Aurora Behavioral HealthCare Chicago IL 4840 North Marine Drive 60640 800-888-0560

Bethany Hospital Chicago IL 3435 West Van Buren Street 60624 773-265-7700

Catholic Health Partners Chicago IL 40 East Delaware Place 60611 312-951-6023

Chicago Comprehensive Aphasia Center Chicago IL 345 East Superior Street 60611 800-354-7342

Chicago Institute for Neurosurgery and Neuroresearch (CINN) Chicago IL 4501 North Winchester Avenue 60640 773-250-0500

Chicago Lakeshore Hospital Chicago IL 4840 North Marine Drive 60640 773-878-9700

Children's Memorial Hospital Chicago IL 2300 North Childrens Plaza 60614 773-880-4000

Columbus Hospital Chicago IL 2520 North Lakeview Avenue 60614 773-388-7300

Community First Medical Center Chicago IL 5645 West Addison Street 60634 773-282-7000


The Cook County Health Department is responsible for monitoring public health, and it may operate at the Illinois, Cook County, or local level. In some areas, Health Departments are also responsible for maintaining Cook County vital records, including documents related to birth such as birth certificates. These Cook County public records, which act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, as well as personal information about the parents. Birth certificates may be required to apply for an Illinois State driver's license or passport, receive a Social Security number, or apply for government services, and they can also be useful for Cook County genealogical research. Health Departments may provide online access to their birth records.

Bellwood Health Department Bellwood IL 4212 Saint Charles Road 60104 708-544-5300

Berwyn Health Department Berwyn IL 6600 26th Street 60402 708-788-6600

Berwyn Township Health Department Berwyn IL 6600 26th Street 60402 708-788-6600

Chicago Health Department Chicago IL 333 South State Street 60604 312-747-9884

Cook County Health Department Des Plaines IL 9325 West Church Street 60016 847-297-1090

Cook County Health Department Harvey IL 15948 Halsted Street 60426 708-836-8600

Cook County Health Department Markham IL 16501 Kedzie Avenue 60428 708-210-4500

Cook County Health Department Rolling Meadows IL 2121 Euclid Avenue 60008 847-818-2860

Cook County Health Department Oak Park IL 1010 Lake Street 60301 708-492-2000


Cook County Town and City Halls keep documents and records related to their municipality, including vital documents like Cook County birth records. Birth certificates, for example, list the baby's name, date of birth, time of birth, and the location, and they also provide personal information about the parents. These Cook County public records act as legal proof of birth and citizenship, and they may be required to apply for government services, receive a Social Security number, or apply for a driver's license or passport in Cook County Illinois. Town and City Halls may also maintain other Cook County birth records, such as demographic records for the entire municipality, which may be useful for researchers, and historical birth records that can be used for genealogical research. The Town or City Hall may provide online request forms for birth certificates on its website.

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


Cook County Archives preserve documents of historic significance, sometimes as part of a larger library collection or a private collection. Local jurisdictions may also maintain their own Archives to store documents related to the area, which can include Cook County birth records. These records may date back many decades or even centuries, making them valuable resources for genealogical research in Cook County Illinois. Birth records may include the name of the baby, the date and time of birth, the location of birth, and the identity of the parents. Archives may provide online access to some of their birth 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