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  • Circuit Court - Chicago District 1 Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Circuit Court - Chicago District 1 in Cook at Illinois State allows access to the public records with the exception to the specific exemptions. Inspection will be open for the citizens of the State during the regular business hours. Citizens are allowed not only to inspect the available Court Records but also to obtain the copies of the records if required. It is essential for the Custodian of the records to facilitate the provision of the required court records and if any record is not available in the active records or in the storage then s/he must inform the citizen for some appropriate appointment to obtain the said records.

    50 W Washington, Rm 601
    Richard J Daley Center
    Chicago, IL 60602
     312-603-5030 general
     312-603-3330  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Misdemeanor, Civil Action under $100,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Probate
    Notes Cases heard in 6 district courts within the county. Each court has a central index, but all case files wind up here. Probate is a separate division in Rm 1202.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years Available
    • Record Retrieval MethodsPhone, mail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Rolling Meadows District 3 Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Rolling Meadows District 3 of Cook County at Illinois State permits the access to the public records with the exception to the specific exemptions. Inspection will be open for the citizens of the Illinois State between regular business hours. Citizens are allowed not only to inspect the available Court Records as well as to obtain the copies of the records if required. It is necessary for the Custodian of the records to facilitate the provision of the required court records and if there is non-availability in the active records or in the storage then s/he must inform the citizen for some appropriate appointment to obtain the said records.

    2121 Euclid Ave, Rm 121

    Rolling Meadows, IL 60008-1566
     847-818-2850/818-3000
     847-818-2706  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Action under $100,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes See list of cities and villages of this geographic area at http://198.173.15.34/?section=DDPage&DDPage=2900.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB, SSN
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer, also plaintiff/defendant index on microfilm back to 1871.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname; also helpful: years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Bridgeview District 5 Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Bridgeview District 5 in Cook County allows the general public with access to the records. The records can be obtained over the phone or online or by visiting the Clerk’s Office in person. The Custodian of the records is liable to facilitate the Citizens with the provision of required data, if data is not available in the storage or time is required for searching, the custodian is liable to make an appointment with the person requesting the information. All facilities are provided on payment of specific fees.

    10220 S 76th Ave, Rm 121
    Bridgeview Court Bldg
    Bridgeview, IL 60453
     708-974-6500
     708-974-6384  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Action under $100,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Alsip, Bedford Pk,Bridgeview,Burbank,Countryside,Evergreen Pk,Forest View,Hickory Hills,Hinsdale,Hodgkins,Hometown,Justice,Lagrange,Lemont,Lyons,McCook,Oak Forest,Oak Lawn,Orland Hills,Palos Pk,Stickney,Summit,Tinley Pk,West Haven,Willow Springs,Worth.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname
    • Years AvailableCriminal records computerized since 1985, prior on microfiche to early 1970s
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Markham District 6 Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Markham District 6 of Cook County at Illinois State allows access to the public records with the exception to the specific exemptions. Inspection will be open for the citizens of the State during the regular business hours. Citizens are allowed not only to inspect the available Court Records but also to obtain the copies of the records if required. It is essential for the Custodian of the records to facilitate the provision of the required court records and if any record is not available in the active records or in the storage then s/he must inform the citizen for some appropriate appointment to obtain the said records.

    16501 S Kedzie Pkwy, Rm 119

    Markham, IL 60428
     708-232-4551
     708-232-4441  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Action under $30,000, Eviction, Small Claims, Traffic, Domestic
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years AvailableMisdemeanor records go back 10 years.
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Skokie District 2 Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Skokie District 2 of Cook County allows the general public with access to the records. The records can be obtained over the phone or online or by visiting the Clerk’s Office in person. The Custodian of the records is liable to facilitate the Citizens with the provision of required data, if data is not available in the storage or time is required for searching, the custodian is liable to make an appointment with the person requesting the information. All facilities are provided on payment of specific fees.

    Skokie Court Bldg, Rm 136
    5600 Old Orchard Rd
    Skokie, IL 60076-1023
     847-470-7250
     847-470-5049  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Action under $100,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Deerfield, Des Plaines, Evanston, Glencoe, Glenview, Golf, Kenilworth, Lincolnwood, Morton Grove, Niles, Northbrook, Northfield, Park Ridge, Prospect Heights, Skokie, Wilmette, Winnetka.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search; also helpful: DOB, SSN
    • Years Available
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

  • Circuit Court - Criminal Division Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Circuit Court - Criminal Division in Cook at Illinois State allows access to the public records with the exception to the specific exemptions. Inspection will be open for the citizens of the State during the regular business hours. Citizens are allowed not only to inspect the available Court Records but also to obtain the copies of the records if required. It is essential for the Custodian of the records to facilitate the provision of the required court records and if any record is not available in the active records or in the storage then s/he must inform the citizen for some appropriate appointment to obtain the said records.

    2650 S California Ave, #526

    Chicago, IL 60608
     773-674-3147
     773-674-4444  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony
    Notes Records Dept on 5th Fl. Cases are heard in six district courts within the county and each court also has a central index. This location houses felony records only, but both felony and misdemeanor are on this division's computer system.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years AvailableCriminal records on computer since 1964; prior records on microfiche from 1800s
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records

  • Maywood District 4 Click here to run on-site court house search

    The Maywood District 4 of Cook County at Illinois State authorized the access to the public records with the exception to the specific exemptions. Inspection will be open for the citizens of the Illinois State during regular business hours. Citizens are allowed not only to inspect the available Court Records as well as they can obtain the copies of the records if required. It is compulsory for the Custodian of the records to make possible the provision of the required court records and if there is non accessibility in the active records or in the storage then s/he must notify the citizen for some appropriate appointment to obtain the said records.

    1500 S Maybrook Dr, Rm 236

    Maywood, IL 60153-2410
     708-865-6040
     708-865-4881  8:30AM-4:30PM
    Jurisdiction Felony, Misdemeanor, Civil Action under $100,000, Eviction, Small Claims
    Notes Bellwood, Berkeley, Berwyn, Broadview, Brookfield, Cicero, Elmwood Park, Forest Park, Franklin Park, Hillside, La Grange Park, Maywood, Melrose Park, Northlake, North Riverside, Oak Park, River Forest, River Grove, Riverside, Stone Park, Westchester.
    • Criminal Records
    • Required Informationname, years to search, DOB
    • Years Available
    • Record Retrieval MethodsMail, in person
    • Civil Records
    • Required Informationname; also helpful: years to search
    • Years Available Civil records on computer from 1984, prior on docket books/ microfiche.

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Cook County Court Recorder Offices

Recorder of Deeds

Cook County Recorder
118 N Clark St, #120
Chicago, IL 60602
312-603-5050
312-603-5107 8AM-4:55PM
Record Availability All recorded documents are in one master index. Records indexed on a public use terminal back to 1985.

Courier Offices

118 N Clark St, Rm 120

Chicago, IL 60602

County Assessor

312-443-7550

Treasurer

312-443-4436

Elections

312-603-0906

Vital Records

312-603-7790

 
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