Obtaining a Birth Certificate
With the start of a new school year just around the corner, the Cook County Clerk's office has released a new video detailing how to get a birth certificate.
There are five ways to obtain a birth certificate: in person at the downtown Vital Records office or one of the five suburban courthouses; by mail; at a currency exchange; online; or by phone. Anyone requesting a birth certificate must be 18 years old or be a parent whose name appears on the birth record. More information can be found at cookcountyclerk.com/vitalrecords