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This page lists public record sources in Cook County, Illinois. Additional resources can be found on our Illinois State Public Records page, on city pages, and on topic pages.
Cook County, Illinois - Free Public Records Directory
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County InfoCook County, Illinois Home Page
General information about Cook County
Area: 946 sq. miles
County Seat: Chicago
Area Code(s): 312 630 708 773 847
Time Zone: Central
Free SearchIllinois Court Records and other Resources
Links to state and local court records, general Illinois court information, directory of courts, and online resources for courts in Illinois.
Free SearchCourt Directory and Court Records Info
Directory of court locations in Cook County, Illinois. Includes local links to searching court records, dockets, legal research, self help, and more.
Free SearchProperty Tax Search and Pay Property Taxes
Search Cook County property tax records or pay property taxes online.
Free SearchTax Appeal Search
Search Cook County property tax appeals history records.
Free SearchProperty Tax Exemption Search
Search Cook County property tax exemption status.
Free SearchReligious Property Search
Search Cook County religious property records by PIN, address, or agency.
Free SearchParcel Search and GIS Maps
Search Cook County tax parcel records through GIS maps.
Free SearchTax Increment Financing Property Search
Search Cook County Tax Increment Financing properties by Property Index Number.
Contact InfoBirth, Death and Marriage Records
View Cook County information about obtaining birth, death and marriage records.
Contact InfoBusiness Licenses
View Cook County information about business licenses (assumed business name registration).
Free SearchCook County census information summary
Cook County statistics for population, ethnicity, housing, geography and businesses. From the U.S. Census Bureau.
Free SearchLicensed Contractors Search
Search Cook County registered contractors registered.
Free SearchSheriff Press Releases
View Cook County Sheriff press releases by date including current and prior years.
Contact InfoSheriff Sales
View Cook County information about Sheriff foreclosure sales.
Contact InfoTax Sales
View Cook County information about annual tax sales.
Contact InfoScavenger Tax Sale
View Cook County information about scavenger delinquent tax sales.
Contact InfoDelinquent Taxes
Cook County Treasurer
118 North Clark St., Suite 112
Chicago, IL 60602
Free SearchGenealogy Records Search
Search Cook County birth Certificates (75 years and older), marriage licenses (50 years and older), and death certificates (20 years and older). Free registration is required.
Free SearchCemetery Burial Search
Search Burr Oak Cemetery headstone records.
View Cook County maps including facilities map, highway construction projects, commissioner districts map, and township maps.
Free SearchJail and Inmate Records
Search Illinois jail and inmate records through Vinelink.
Free SearchInmate Records
Search Illinois Department of Corrections inmate records.
Free SearchGovernment Jobs
View Cook County current government job openings by department for non-county employees and current county employees.
Free SearchGovernment Jobs
Search Illinois state government jobs by category, agency or keyword.
View Cook County ordinances by year including current and prior years.
Free SearchLegislation Search
Search Cook County pending legislation and post action legislation.
Contact InfoMarriage Licenses
View Cook County information about obtaining marriage licenses.
Free SearchBuilding Permit Status Search
Search Cook County building permit application status and pay online.
Free SearchSex Offender Records
Search Cook County sex offender records.
Free SearchFloodplain Maps
Search Cook County floodplain maps by address.
Free SearchAir Quality Reports
View Cook County air quality reports.
Free SearchMeeting Minutes and Agendas
Search Cook County Board meeting minutes and agendas by year and date.
Free SearchMeeting Videos
View Cook County Board and committee meeting proceedings as well as audio - video of other video recordings of county business.
Free SearchVoter and Election Information
View Cook County voter and election information including early voting application, election maps, and more.
Free SearchVoter Information Search
Search Cook County voter registration, polling location, and ballot status by address or birth date.
Free SearchElection Results
View Cook County election results by date including current and prior years.
Free SearchPolling Locations
View Cook County polling locations.
Free SearchLobbyist Search
Search Cook County lobbyist information including lobbyists, clients, activity and compensation.
Free SearchMost Wanted Persons
View Cook County Sheriff's most wanted persons.
Free SearchCriminal Warrants
Search Cook County criminal warrants by name or zip code.
Free SearchChild Support Warrants
Search Cook County child support warrants by name or by city.
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