Cook County Recorders Office
To promptly record, file and preserve documents accurately in an efficient, responsible and professional manner for posterity and legal purposes.
The County Recorder in Cook County is the custodian of all legal records pertaining to real estate, birth, death, marriage, military discharges, notary public, and tax liens.
All records pertaining to real estate are public records and may be viewed upon request. Upon receipt of payment, the Recorder can process requests for copies of documents or certified copies of vital records. We handle some research requests or can assist you with your research.
NOTE: Effective January 16, 2014. Additional fees will be charged to the customer for Examiner of Title review of certain Torrens documents. See Order.