Welcome to the Cook County Clerk's Office

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.

Cook County Clerk Departments

The Cook County Clerk's office is the official record keeper for births, marriages, civil unions and deaths that occur in Chicago and suburban Cook County.

The Cook County Clerk's office is the chief election authority for more than 120 towns and villages in suburban Cook County.

The Cook County Clerk's office maintains delinquent tax records, tax maps & information regarding TIF districts.

The Cook County Clerk's Ethics Filings Division accepts and records documents detailing the financial activities of public officials, candidates, certain government officials and lobbyists.

The Clerk of the Board records the activity of the Cook County Board by preparing board agendas and post-meeting reports as well as maintaining County Board records.

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The Media Room contains news, videos, and upcoming event postings.

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Clerk Orr’s office brings marriage license application process online

Orr gives opportunity to begin marriage license applications online, saving the couple and taxpayers time and money.

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Clerk Orr performs his final First Marriage as Clerk

Susie Fogle and Brian Wildeman have had quite a few adventures together. So heading downtown from their South Side home at about 3 a.m. when the temperature was below zero to secure their spot in line as the first couple.

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About the Cook County Clerk's Office

About the Office

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.

 

Meet The Clerk

As Cook County Clerk since 1991, David Orr is the chief election authority for suburban Cook County, one of the largest election jurisdictions in the country.

Please take a minute to look at a timeline commemorating the occasion in recognition of David's many accomplishments.