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Certified Copies of the Death Certificate


Additional certified copies of the death certificate may be obtained immediately in person from the following offices:

  • If the place of death was anywhere in Cook County, you may obtain them from any of the offices of The Cook County Clerk. The nearest office to Simkins Funeral Home is located in the Old Orchard Courthouse:
    5600 W. Old Orchard Rd. Room #149
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 470-7236
  • If the place of death was Evanston, Illinois, and the death occurred after January 1, 1980:
    Evanston Health Department
    2100 Ridge Ave.
    Evanston, IL 60201
    (847) 866-2972
  • If the place of death was Skokie, Illinois:
    Skokie Health Department
    5127 Oakton St.
    Skokie, IL 60077
    (847) 933-8252
    To request certified copies for deaths in Cook County by mail, write to:
    Cook County Clerk
    P.O. Box 642570
    Chicago, IL 60664-2570
    (312) 603-7790

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