Cook County Public Index (Illinois)

Search for Cook County, IL public indexes. A public index search provides information on vital documents, birth certificates, death certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, court cases, legal disputes, criminal trials, traffic court violations, family court cases, misdemeanor charges, felony charges, criminal sentences, plea bargains, settlements, court records, case information, property records, property tax reports, property appraisals, government publications, and public documents.


Cook County Courts act as judicial bodies to resolve legal disputes, including civil and criminal cases in Cook County, Illinois. They may also provide a searchable public index of Cook County court records, including case information, trial outcomes, and any sentences, plea bargains, or settlements. Cook County public indexes allow searches by name or business name, by case number, or by court or case type, which can provide information on misdemeanors and felonies, traffic court violations, family court cases, divorce records, and appeal records. Many Courts provide online access to the Cook County public index.

Bridgeview District Court Bridgeview IL 10220 West 75th Street 60455 708-974-6288

Chicago District Court Chicago IL 50 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-2000

Cook County Court Chicago IL 50 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-6000

Markham District Court Markham IL 16501 Kedzie Avenue 60428 708-210-4170

Maywood District Court Maywood IL 1500 Maybrook Drive 60153 708-865-6060

Newton Municipal Court Chicago IL 163 North Canal Street 60606 229-734-5421


Cook County Clerk Offices maintain public records for a county or local government, including vital records, property records, and permit records in Cook County, Illinois. Clerks may provide a public index to search their Cook County records, which can provide information on birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates. Cook County public indexes may also contain property tax assessments, real estate appraisal reports, property owner information, and other records related to property. Cook County Clerks may provide online access to their public index, which can be used for many forms of research.

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 Chicago IL 69 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-0996

Cook County Clerk Rolling Meadows IL 2121 Euclid Avenue 60008 847-818-2850

Des Plaines City Clerk Des Plaines IL 1420 Miner Street 60016 847-391-5310

Elk Grove Village Clerk Elk Grove IL 901 Wellington Avenue 60007 847-357-4040

Evanston City Clerk Evanston IL 2100 Ridge Avenue 60201 847-866-2925

Franklin Park Village Clerk Franklin Park IL 9500 Belmont Avenue 60131 847-671-8242

Hickory Hills Clerks Hickory Hills IL 8652 95th Street 60457 708-598-4800

La Grange Village Clerk La Grange IL 53 South La Grange Road 60525 708-579-2316

Lansing Clerk Lansing IL 3141 Ridge Road 60438 708-895-7200

Markham Clerk Markham IL 16313 Kedzie Parkway 60428 708-331-4905

Matteson Village Clerk Matteson IL 4900 Village Commons 60443 708-283-4950

Morton Grove City Clerk Morton Grove IL 6101 Capulina Avenue 60053 847-470-5220

Oak Forest City Clerk Oak Forest IL 15440 Central Avenue 60452 708-687-4050

Oak Lawn Clerk Oak Lawn IL 9446 Raymond Avenue 60453 708-499-7738


Cook County Town and City Halls provide municipal services to their area, which includes keeping a number of documents that are accessible to the public in Cook County, Illinois. Cook County public records, including vital documents, property records, and permit records, may be available through a public index database. Cook County public indexes can provide searchable databases for birth certificates, marriage licenses, divorce records, and death certificates, as well as property-related records like property tax assessments, property appraisals, and property owner information. These records can help conduct a Cook County background check or locate information about a person or business.

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

Country Club Hills City Hall Country Club Hills IL 4200 183rd Street 60478 708-798-2616

Evanston City Hall Evanston IL # 4500, 2100 Ridge Ave 60201 847-866-2936

Evergreen Park Town Hall Evergreen Park IL 9418 South Kedzie Avenue 60805 708-422-1551

Harvey City Hall Harvey IL 15320 Broadway Avenue 60426 708-210-5300

Hazel Crest City Hall Hazel Crest IL 3000 W 170th Pl 60429 708-335-9600

Hickory Hills City Hall Hickory Hills IL 8652 95th Street 60457 708-598-4800

Hoffman Estates City Hall Hoffman Estates IL 1900 Hassell Road 60169 847-882-9100

Hometown City Hall Hometown IL 4331 Southwest Highway 60456 708-424-7500


Cook County Archives preserve documents and other records that hold historical significance in Cook County, Illinois. They may also keep public records such as Cook County birth certificates, property sale records, and historical maps. Archives may provide a public index to search for their documents by type, location, name, or business name. These public indexes can also provide information on historic property boundaries, death certificates, and criminal records, making them valuable resources for conducting Cook County genealogical research. Archives may provide access to the Cook County public index on their website.

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

Elgin Brethren Historical Library and Archive Elgin IL 1451 Dundee Avenue 60120

Elk Groove Village Provincial Archive Elk Grove IL 600 Alexian Way 60007 847-981-3608

Elk Grove Police Records Archive Elk Grove IL 901 Wellington Avenue 60007 847-357-4130


Cook County Libraries collect and store documents and multimedia records which they make available to the public in Cook County, Illinois. A Library, especially a state library or municipal library, may also store public records. Libraries often make these records available through a public index, or a searchable database to locate Cook County government agency reports, government publications, vital records, and other public documents. These records can be used to find information on any individual or business, look up government documents, or conduct a background check, and Cook County public indexes may be available on the Library website.

Metropolitan Library System Burr Ridge IL 125 Tower Drive 60527 630-734-5000