Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough

Cook County Clerk Karen A. Yarbrough The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation.

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My office has teamed up with the Chicago White Sox to offer Cook County veterans and active-duty military members a free...
09/10/2021

My office has teamed up with the Chicago White Sox to offer Cook County veterans and active-duty military members a free ticket to a regular season White Sox game in September!

Veterans who sign up for our Veteran’s Discount Card program, or those who are already enrolled in the program, are being offered one free ticket for a White Sox game on September 14, 15, 16, 28 or 29.

Visit cookcountyclerk.com/veterans for more information.

My office has teamed up with the Chicago White Sox to offer Cook County veterans and active-duty military members a free ticket to a regular season White Sox game in September!

Veterans who sign up for our Veteran’s Discount Card program, or those who are already enrolled in the program, are being offered one free ticket for a White Sox game on September 14, 15, 16, 28 or 29.

Visit cookcountyclerk.com/veterans for more information.

My staff and I had a wonderful time at this year’s Back-To-School Parade from The Village of Robbins Illinois!We walked,...
09/08/2021

My staff and I had a wonderful time at this year’s Back-To-School Parade from The Village of Robbins Illinois!

We walked, danced and registered voters - what more do you need?

Thank you to all who joined us this weekend, it’s always so much fun!

If you need help understanding your property tax bill or need to ensure you are receiving all of your exemptions, please...
09/08/2021

If you need help understanding your property tax bill or need to ensure you are receiving all of your exemptions, please stop by the Cook County Clerk’s Maywood location between 9:30am & 4:30pm beginning today, September 8 through Thursday, September 30.

We are here to serve you and look forward to answering any questions you may have!

If you need help understanding your property tax bill or need to ensure you are receiving all of your exemptions, please stop by the Cook County Clerk’s Maywood location between 9:30am & 4:30pm beginning today, September 8 through Thursday, September 30.

We are here to serve you and look forward to answering any questions you may have!

The Cook County Clerk's downtown & suburban offices will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day. Al...
09/06/2021

The Cook County Clerk's downtown & suburban offices will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.

All office locations will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

The Cook County Clerk's downtown & suburban offices will be closed on Monday, September 6 in observance of Labor Day.

All office locations will reopen on Tuesday, September 7.

If you need help understanding your property tax bill or need to ensure you are receiving all the exemptions you qualify...
09/05/2021

If you need help understanding your property tax bill or need to ensure you are receiving all the exemptions you qualify for, please stop by the Cook County Clerk’s Office location in Maywood between 9:30am and 4:30pm beginning Wednesday, September 8 through Thursday, September 30.

We're here to assist you!

If you need help understanding your property tax bill or need to ensure you are receiving all the exemptions you qualify for, please stop by the Cook County Clerk’s Office location in Maywood between 9:30am and 4:30pm beginning Wednesday, September 8 through Thursday, September 30.

We're here to assist you!

What a wonderful event this week with the Oak Park Opioid Task Force and the Positive Youth Development Coalition of Oak...
09/04/2021

What a wonderful event this week with the Oak Park Opioid Task Force and the Positive Youth Development Coalition of Oak Park.

A special thanks to Way Back Inn for sponsoring the event!

Thank you to the Manufactured Homeowners Association of Illinois for allowing me and representatives from the Clerk's Of...
09/03/2021

Thank you to the Manufactured Homeowners Association of Illinois for allowing me and representatives from the Clerk's Office to come and chat at Hodgkins Village Hall last night.

Thank you to Illinois Comptroller, Susana Mendoza for joining us today in our "Let's Talk State Government" Lecture Seri...
09/02/2021
Let's Talk State Government Lunch & Learn Series with Illinois Comptroller Susana Mendoza

Thank you to Illinois Comptroller, Susana Mendoza for joining us today in our "Let's Talk State Government" Lecture Series!

Our look behind the curtain in Springfield included a discussion on the many advancements made in your office & your ongoing commitment to transparency.

https://youtu.be/3WyTMNS8GnA

This official Clerk's Office video is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use by the subject(s) featured in t...

My office is teaming up with the Chicago White Sox to offer Cook County veterans and active-duty military members a free...
09/01/2021

My office is teaming up with the Chicago White Sox to offer Cook County veterans and active-duty military members a free ticket to a regular season White Sox game in September!

Veterans who sign up for our Veteran’s Discount Card program, or those who are already enrolled in the program, are being offered one free ticket for a White Sox game on September 1, 14, 15, 16, 28 or 29.

Visit cookcountyclerk.com/veterans for more information.

My office is teaming up with the Chicago White Sox to offer Cook County veterans and active-duty military members a free ticket to a regular season White Sox game in September!

Veterans who sign up for our Veteran’s Discount Card program, or those who are already enrolled in the program, are being offered one free ticket for a White Sox game on September 1, 14, 15, 16, 28 or 29.

Visit cookcountyclerk.com/veterans for more information.

What a great time at Hillside Summer Nights! Great food, fantastic vendors and even a little voter registration from the...
09/01/2021

What a great time at Hillside Summer Nights!

Great food, fantastic vendors and even a little voter registration from the Clerk’s Office.

I even ran into Village of Hillside Mayor Joe Tamburino!

Thank you for having me and my staff, we’ll be back next summer!

I was honored to receive my CERA designation from The Election Center last week!In my role as Clerk, I have made electio...
08/31/2021

I was honored to receive my CERA designation from The Election Center last week!

In my role as Clerk, I have made election integrity a top priority, as well as working to expand access to the ballot as far and wide as possible. I know that my work as Clerk will be enhanced by the lessons learned in this program and in continuing relationships and education with other election officials across the nation.

I was honored to receive my CERA designation from The Election Center last week!

In my role as Clerk, I have made election integrity a top priority, as well as working to expand access to the ballot as far and wide as possible. I know that my work as Clerk will be enhanced by the lessons learned in this program and in continuing relationships and education with other election officials across the nation.

I was proud to join members of the community for a celebration of culture and freedom marking the independence of Pakist...
08/30/2021

I was proud to join members of the community for a celebration of culture and freedom marking the independence of Pakistan and India at the Rohingya Cultural Center in Chicago. It was a wonderful afternoon of solidarity and friendship!

I was honored to be designated a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) by Election Center this weekend a...
08/26/2021

I was honored to be designated a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) by Election Center this weekend along with more than 60 of my fellow elections administrators!

https://politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/08/26/madigan-looms-on-the-remap-statewide-vax-mandate-rahms-parting-gifts-494145

I was honored to be designated a Certified Elections Registration Administrator (CERA) by Election Center this weekend along with more than 60 of my fellow elections administrators!

https://politico.com/newsletters/illinois-playbook/2021/08/26/madigan-looms-on-the-remap-statewide-vax-mandate-rahms-parting-gifts-494145

My office had a wonderful time registering new voters at this weekend’s Taste of Bellwood!
08/16/2021

My office had a wonderful time registering new voters at this weekend’s Taste of Bellwood!

The Clerk’s Office had a great time registering Cook County residents to vote last week at Bloom Township’s Annual Senio...
08/08/2021

The Clerk’s Office had a great time registering Cook County residents to vote last week at Bloom Township’s Annual Senior Picnic!

This week's July Lecture Series is a panel discussion that will cover property tax sales and how to avoid ending up on t...
07/30/2021
Housing Matters Lunch & Series with member of the Clerk's Office Real Estate and Tax Services Dept.

This week's July Lecture Series is a panel discussion that will cover property tax sales and how to avoid ending up on the property tax sales list. Learn what to avoid and everything you need to know about the property tax sales process from experts from the Cook County Clerk's Office.

To watch visit: https://youtu.be/KRSRpvp4Jhw

This official Clerk's Office video is being made available only for publication by news organizations and/or for personal use by the subject(s) featured in t...

Attention Cook County: Please be aware that the Clerk's Office expects to publish the final 2020 tax rate reports in mid...
07/28/2021

Attention Cook County:

Please be aware that the Clerk's Office expects to publish the final 2020 tax rate reports in mid-August.

Visit our website for updates at: cookcountyclerkil.gov/service/tax-extension-and-rates

Attention Cook County:

Please be aware that the Clerk's Office expects to publish the final 2020 tax rate reports in mid-August.

Visit our website for updates at: cookcountyclerkil.gov/service/tax-extension-and-rates

ICYIM: Last week our office was honored to host Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr., the longest serving Commissioner at the B...
07/26/2021
Housing Matters Lunch & Series with Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr.

ICYIM: Last week our office was honored to host Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr., the longest serving Commissioner at the Board of Review.

He discussed the functions of the Board in reviewing the assessments of property in Cook County and his efforts to ensure that taxpayers do not pay any more than their fair share of property taxes.

To watch visit: https://youtu.be/ZA5ilL5ylu4

Larry Rogers Jr., the longest serving Commissioner at the Board of Review, will discuss the functions of the Board in reviewing the assessments of property i...

This week's speaker is Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr., the longest serving Commissioner at the Board of Review. Watch as ...
07/22/2021
Housing Matters Lunch & Series with Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr.

This week's speaker is Commissioner Larry Rogers Jr., the longest serving Commissioner at the Board of Review. Watch as he discusses the functions of the Board in reviewing the assessments of property in Cook County and his efforts to ensure that taxpayers do not pay any more than their fair share of property taxes.

To watch visit: https://youtu.be/ZA5ilL5ylu4

Larry Rogers Jr., the longest serving Commissioner at the Board of Review, will discuss the functions of the Board in reviewing the assessments of property i...

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: co...
07/21/2021

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Visit our Real Estate and Tax Services Division online or in person to answer all your questions about unresolved taxes,...
07/20/2021

Visit our Real Estate and Tax Services Division online or in person to answer all your questions about unresolved taxes, tax redemptions and extensions, and TIF districts in Cook County!

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/Taxes

Visit our Real Estate and Tax Services Division online or in person to answer all your questions about unresolved taxes, tax redemptions and extensions, and TIF districts in Cook County!

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/Taxes

Is your wedding day almost here? Don’t stress. We have made getting your marriage license easy. For more information vis...
07/19/2021

Is your wedding day almost here? Don’t stress. We have made getting your marriage license easy. For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/marriage

Is your wedding day almost here? Don’t stress. We have made getting your marriage license easy. For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/marriage

Check out all the great discounts that are available to active Military and Veterans throughout Cook County. The discoun...
07/19/2021

Check out all the great discounts that are available to active Military and Veterans throughout Cook County. The discounts range from local restaurants, fitness clubs to home improvement offers and much more! All you need to do is sign up for your free Military and Veterans Discount Card.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our program, visit cookcountyclerk.com/veterans for more information.

Check out all the great discounts that are available to active Military and Veterans throughout Cook County. The discounts range from local restaurants, fitness clubs to home improvement offers and much more! All you need to do is sign up for your free Military and Veterans Discount Card.

If you or someone you know could benefit from our program, visit cookcountyclerk.com/veterans for more information.

ICYMI: Last month the Clerk’s Office was excited to celebrate Pride month! Our staff took part in the celebration by wea...
07/16/2021

ICYMI: Last month the Clerk’s Office was excited to celebrate Pride month! Our staff took part in the celebration by wearing our custom Pride shirts. It was such a great day and we were proud to show our support. #loveislove #equality

Planning on getting a passport or new driver’s license? You’ll need a copy of your birth certificate. For more informati...
07/15/2021

Planning on getting a passport or new driver’s license? You’ll need a copy of your birth certificate.

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Planning on getting a passport or new driver’s license? You’ll need a copy of your birth certificate.

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

07/14/2021
Online Voter Registration

Registering to vote has never been easier. Save time, register online!

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

Want to find out if you live in a TIF district? Our office provides many tools to find more information about TIFs.For m...
07/12/2021

Want to find out if you live in a TIF district? Our office provides many tools to find more information about TIFs.

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/TIFs

Want to find out if you live in a TIF district? Our office provides many tools to find more information about TIFs.

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/TIFs

Are you a Veteran or currently serving in the Military? The Cook County Clerk’s office honors your dedication to our cou...
07/12/2021

Are you a Veteran or currently serving in the Military? The Cook County Clerk’s office honors your dedication to our country and we want to reward you for your service!

We have teamed up with the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a free Military & Veterans Discount Card – offering reduced costs & benefits from hundreds of local businesses in the Chicagoland area.

To apply today visit http://cookcountyclerk.com/Veterans.

Are you a Veteran or currently serving in the Military? The Cook County Clerk’s office honors your dedication to our country and we want to reward you for your service!

We have teamed up with the Cook County Department of Veterans Affairs to provide a free Military & Veterans Discount Card – offering reduced costs & benefits from hundreds of local businesses in the Chicagoland area.

To apply today visit http://cookcountyclerk.com/Veterans.

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: co...
07/09/2021

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Starting a new business?  Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’...
07/09/2021

Starting a new business? Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vital Records. So, stop by and we’ll help you legally license your new endeavor!

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/business

Starting a new business? Illinois law requires that you register your assumed business name with the Cook County Clerk’s Bureau of Vital Records. So, stop by and we’ll help you legally license your new endeavor!

For more information visit: cookcountyclerk.com/business

If you’ve changed addresses since the last election, make sure you re-register to vote! Find out how here: cookcountycle...
07/08/2021

If you’ve changed addresses since the last election, make sure you re-register to vote! Find out how here: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

If you’ve changed addresses since the last election, make sure you re-register to vote! Find out how here: cookcountyclerk.com/RTV

Check out all the great discounts that are available to active Military and Veterans throughout Cook County.The discount...
07/07/2021

Check out all the great discounts that are available to active Military and Veterans throughout Cook County.

The discounts range from local restaurants, fitness clubs to home improvement offers and much more!

Sign up today at http://cookcountyclerk.com/veterans

Check out all the great discounts that are available to active Military and Veterans throughout Cook County.

The discounts range from local restaurants, fitness clubs to home improvement offers and much more!

Sign up today at http://cookcountyclerk.com/veterans

07/07/2021

Attention Cook County residents - the Clerk's Markham Vital Records location will be closed today, Wednesday, July 7.

We apologize for any inconvenience.

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: co...
07/06/2021

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Have a new addition to the family? Order a birth certificate today! Here’s how to get your child’s birth certificate: cookcountyclerk.com/birth

Just a friendly reminder that the Cook County Clerk’s office will be closed today, Monday, July 5 for the observation of...
07/05/2021

Just a friendly reminder that the Cook County Clerk’s office will be closed today, Monday, July 5 for the observation of the 4th of July holiday.

We will be open again tomorrow, Tuesday July 6, at 9:30 AM.

Have a great day!

Just a friendly reminder that the Cook County Clerk’s office will be closed today, Monday, July 5 for the observation of the 4th of July holiday.

We will be open again tomorrow, Tuesday July 6, at 9:30 AM.

Have a great day!

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69 W. Washington Street
Chicago, IL
60602

Opening Hours

Monday 8:30am - 5pm
Tuesday 8:30am - 5pm
Wednesday 8:30am - 5pm
Thursday 8:30am - 5pm
Friday 8:30am - 5pm

Telephone

(312) 603-0900

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The Cook County Clerk serves as the chief election authority for the entire county, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the nation. Along with administering elections in suburban Cook County, the Clerk's office maintains birth, marriage and death records, assists property owners in redeeming delinquent taxes, and records the activity of the Cook County Board of Commissioners.

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How do i order a duplicate assumed name certificate? I have emailed and called 3126035652 but no one answers
I have been trying to get birth certificates for my deceased father and grandmother for over TEN MONTHS now for a dual citizenship application and am at wits end! My latest submission was returned, stating "only the parent of an individual on a record or the individual him/herself named on the record can request a birth record" despite the fact that we sent cerified copies both of their death certificates! In addition we sent: 1) A cover letter explaining they are for dual citizenship 2) Payment 3) Identification 4) Instructions from the consulate stating these records are necessary Please contact me and advise on how I can get these certificates. It is impossible to get anyone on the phone or via email in your office so I need a name and contact details.
I need help with My DEC and filing a Quit Claim Deed..I have tried for 2 weeks..left messages via voice mail and emailed as well. NOTHING...I spoke with Wendy or Renee (could not understand which it was on the phone) she just put me on hold and transferred me to voice mail. I need help please.
The lines at your office are horrendous. 100's of people standing in line for hours to take care of basic public record business. This is absolutely unacceptable!
Hello! When will tax rates be released?
Why is there a strike today for Marriage licenses or any certificates.
It's been nearly 6 months since the last election. When will the Directory of Elected Officials on your website be updated?
It’s 10:15 on election night and no results have been posted? DuPage county shows over 85% precincts reporting, what gives Karen?
What's taking so long to post the election results. Even third world countries with 5 percent of our resources does better reporting job. 2 hours and 47 minutes and not a single precinct reported. Waste of tax payers money. Please look into this and hope it gets improved in future.
What's the deal with the election results page still not reporting any results for ANY Precinct results as of 7:53pm. Still says last updated was on April 1st. This is highly unusual. With polls closed almost an hour ago, there must be some cook county suburb Precincts who have submitted their results by now.
Why are mail in ballots for the April 6 election not being mailed out from Cook County until the end of March? Found out from our Village of Alsip that this is the case and we are being told we can still go to do early voting beginning March 22 or go to the polls on election day. The purpose of mail in ballots is to avoid going to the polls, especially due to the pandemic Please help me and others who requested a mail in ballot over a month ago understand this delay.