Birth Certificates/Death Certificates
Birth Certificates/Death Certificates: County Clerk's Office
Circuit Court of Cook County
Information about court organization, court locations, judge information, court holidays and the trial process can be found at the Circuit Court website.
Circuit Court Rules and Orders
Rules and General Orders of the Circuit Court of Cook County, which govern the structure and processes of the Circuit Court; and selected General Administrative Rules and Orders of the court, which are issued by the Chief Judge.
City of Chicago- Department of Aging
City of Chicago Services for the Elderly and/or Disabled
Clerk of Circuit Court Self Represented (Pro Se) Resources
The Self Help Center offers access to information and public resources with a special focus on people representing themselves (Self Represented or Pro Se litigants).
Cook County Recorder of Deeds
(For ALL property deed inquiries) Location: 118 North Clark Street, Room 120. Public Information Number: (312) 603-5050.
Cook County Treasurer
For Funds Deposited per Court Order in Probate Case, Inheritance Tax, Refunds - Contact Maria Pappas (312) 443-5100
Finding an Attorney
A guide to assist qualified customers in finding free or low cost legal assistance in Cook County.
Glossary of Legal Terms
Guardianship and Advocacy Commission
For cases where no one is available to be guardian of the disabled person; an agency is required to be guardian of the person and/or estate; and there are assets of LESS THAN $25,000. Location: 160 N. LaSalle St., Suite S-500, Chicago, IL 60601. Phone: (312) 793-5900.
Illinois Code of Civil Procedure
CIVIL PROCEDURE (735 ILCS 5/) Code of Civil Procedure.
Illinois Department of Financial & Professional Regulation
For inquiries about banks and financial institutions - General Information: (312) 814-2000.
Illinois Probate Act of 1975, 755 ILCS 5/1-1 et. seq.
The Illinois Guardianship & Advocacy Commission provides the Illinois Probate Act of 1975.
Illinois Supreme Court Rules
Illinois Supreme Court's list of Illinois Supreme Court Rules
Municipality Fees (705 ILCS 105/27.2)
Office of the County Clerk Vital Records
Death Certificates (County Deaths 1871 - July 2004) (City Deaths 1871 - April 2003). Location: 118 North Clark Street - Lower Level. General Information: (312) 603-7790.
Offices of Public Guardian of Cook County
(For cases where no one is available to be guardian of the disabled person; an agency is required to be guardian of the person and/or estate; and there are assets GREATER THAN $25,000). Location: 69 West Washington St., Room 1800, Chicago, IL 60602. Phone: (312) 603-0800.
State of Illinois Department of Aging
State of Illinois for the Eldery and/or Disabled. Contact: (800)252-8966 (inside Illinois). Illinois Elder Abuse 24 Hour Protective Services Hotline: 1-866-800-1409 or 1-888-206-1327 (TTY).
State of Illinois Treasurer’s Office
For inquiries regarding “DASH FOR CASH” requirements for monies, personal estates and property that have escheated to the state - General Information: (312) 814-1700