Illinois Public Records
The Illinois Department of Public Health and Illinois Vital Records departments keep Illinois public records on births, deaths, civil unions, marriages, and dissolutions (divorces). Birth and death records are kept as far back as the year 1916. These records are usually available only to the people whose names are listed on them or to members of their immediate families. Copies of Illinois public records may also be available from the Circuit or County Clerks' offices for the areas in which they were issued. Most records are available in person. Most current county vital records are also available online.
Lookup Public Records In Illinois Counties
Illinois' Cook County Records and Archives Division of the Circuit Court maintains all public records that can be obtained using an online search tool. Some of the records that can be secured include: county division, criminal division and civil division and domestic relations records, as well as probate and traffic records.
Illinois' DuPage County Clerk of the Circuit Court maintains all county court records made public by statue or order of court. Some of the records available here include: small claims, criminal-traffic and traffic courts, domestic relations, order of protection and passport information. All records are available through the Circuit Court office during normal business hours.
Illinois' Lake County Vital Records Office maintains all vital records and public records for Lake County. Some of the records maintained and made available through this office include: birth records, death records, marriage licenses and marriage records. Lake County's Clerk of Superior Court maintains all court records for the county.
Illinois County Record Resources
- Illinois State County Association
Association dedicted to serving the interests of Illinois' 102 county governments
- Illinois Counties
List of Illinois' 102 counties (with map) from the US Census Bureau
- Illinois County Official Association
Organization of affiliate county official group, dedicated to the quality of county government through education.