Cook County Probate Records

Search for Cook County IL probate records. A probate record search provides information on wills, estate distributions, heirs, surviving dependents, creditors, court ordered distributions, probate petitions, estate accounts, estate inventories, and genealogical information.


Cook County Clerks maintain and preserve important records for a county or local jurisdiction in Cook County IL. This can include probate records, which may date back decades or centuries. Cook County probate records include information on the distribution of an estate, named heirs, any creditors, and any dependents. These records can include documents on bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be useful for Cook County genealogical research, as they establish a range of important personal information about the deceased individual, including previous residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. The Clerk's Office may provide online access to Cook County probate records through a searchable database.

Arlington Heights Clerk Arlington Heights IL 33 South Arlington Heights Road 60005 847-368-5540

Barrington Hills Village Clerk Barrington IL 112 Algonquin Road 60010 224-484-8418

Calumet City Clerk Calumet IL 204 Pulaski Road 60409 708-891-8110

Chicago City Clerk Chicago IL 5674 South Archer Avenue 60638 312-745-1100

Cook Coounty Clerk Maywood IL 1500 Maybrook Drive 60153 708-865-6040

Cook County Clerk Rolling Meadows IL 2121 Euclid Avenue 60008 847-818-2850

Cook County Clerk Chicago IL 69 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-0996

Des Plaines City Clerk Des Plaines IL 1420 Miner Street 60016 847-391-5310

Elk Grove Village Clerk Elk Grove IL 901 Wellington Avenue 60007 847-357-4040

Evanston City Clerk Evanston IL 2100 Ridge Avenue 60201 847-866-2925

Franklin Park Village Clerk Franklin Park IL 9500 Belmont Avenue 60131 847-671-8242

Hickory Hills Clerks Hickory Hills IL 8652 95th Street 60457 708-598-4800

La Grange Village Clerk La Grange IL 53 South La Grange Road 60525 708-579-2316

Lansing Clerk Lansing IL 3141 Ridge Road 60438 708-895-7200

Markham Clerk Markham IL 16501 Kedzie Avenue 60428 708-210-4551

Matteson Village Clerk Matteson IL 4900 Village Commons 60443 708-283-4950

Morton Grove City Clerk Morton Grove IL 6101 Capulina Avenue 60053 847-470-5220

Oak Forest City Clerk Oak Forest IL 15440 Central Avenue 60452 708-687-4050

Oak Lawn Clerk Oak Lawn IL 9446 Raymond Avenue 60453 708-499-7738

Palos Park Clerk Palos Park IL 8999 West 123rd Street 60464 708-448-6150

Palos Township Clerk Palos Hills IL 10802 South Roberts Road 60465 708-598-4449

Riverdale Village Clerk Riverdale IL 157 West 144th Street 60827 708-841-2125

South Holland Clerk South Holland IL 16226 Wausau Avenue 60473 708-210-2900

Summit Village Clerk Summit IL 7321 West 59th Street 60501 708-563-4823

Thornton Village Clerk Thornton IL 115 East Margaret Street 60476 708-877-4456

Tinley Park Clerk Tinley Park IL 16250 Oak Park Avenue 60477 708-532-7700

Western Springs Village Clerk Western Springs IL 1440 Hillgrove Avenue 60558 708-246-1170

Willow Springs Village Clerk Willow Springs IL 1 Village Cir 60480 708-467-3700


Cook County Courts are judicial bodies that operate at the federal, state, and local level to resolve legal disputes, including civil matters such as probate cases in Cook County IL. During a Cook County probate case, courts create and preserve records on the will, including records on the distribution of estates, named heirs, creditors, and any dependents. Cook County Courts also maintain records on petitions, bonds, accounts, and inventories taken during the probate process, as well as any court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records can be an important source for genealogical research, because they contain important personal information about the deceased individual, including occupations, Cook County land ownership, military service, residences, and any adoptions. Courts may provide online access to Cook County probate records.

Bridgeview District Court Bridgeview IL 10220 West 75th Street 60455 708-974-6288

Chicago District Court Chicago IL 50 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-2000

Cook County Court Chicago IL 50 West Washington Street 60602 312-603-6000

Markham District Court Markham IL 16501 Kedzie Avenue 60428 708-210-4170

Maywood District Court Maywood IL 1500 Maybrook Drive 60153 708-865-6060

Rolling Meadows District Court Rolling Meadows IL 2121 Euclid Avenue 60008 847-818-2287

Skokie District Court Skokie IL 5600 Old Orchard Road 60077 847-470-7200


Cook County Archives collect and preserve documents and other records that have historic value in Cook County IL. This may include Cook County probate records that date back decades or even centuries. These probate records contain a range of important information, including the distribution of the estate, heirs named in the will, any creditors, and surviving dependents. The Cook County public records may also include bonds, petitions, accounts, and inventories created during the probate process, as well as court orders, decrees, and distributions. Probate records are an important source for genealogical research, as they provide personal information about the deceased individual, including the names of children and spouses, residences, occupations, land ownership, military service, and any adoptions. Archives may provide online access to Cook County probate records through searchable databases.

Chicago Cedille Records Archive Chicago IL 1205 West Balmoral Avenue 60640 773-989-2515

Chicago Film Archive Chicago IL 329 West 18th Street 60616 312-243-1808

Chicago Gerber Hart Library and Archive Chicago IL 6500 North Clark Street 60626 773-381-8030

Chicago Independent Video Archive Chicago IL 935 West Chestnut Street 60642 312-964-5020

Chicago National Archive Chicago IL 7358 South Pulaski Road 60629 773-948-9000

Chicago Oriental Institute Research Archive Chicago IL 1155 East 58th Street 60637 773-702-9514

Chicago Pastoral Center Archive Chicago IL 711 West Monroe Street 60661 312-831-0711

Chicago Police Records Archive Chicago IL 1121 South State Street 60605 312-747-6262

Elgin Brethren Historical Library and Archive Elgin IL 1451 Dundee Avenue 60120

Elk Groove Village Provincial Archive Elk Grove IL 600 Alexian Way 60007 847-981-3608

Elk Grove Police Records Archive Elk Grove IL 901 Wellington Avenue 60007 847-357-4130

Skokie Fire Prevention Records Archive Skokie IL 7424 Niles Center Road 60077 847-982-5340