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Cook County, Illinois Probate Court: Cook County Circuit Court, Probate Division

Population 5,194,675
County Seat Chicago

This page will provide you with the following:

Links to the Cook County probate court's website, the address, a map and a phone number to call to get more information.

You'll also find links to:

  • frequently asked questions about Illinois probate,
  • probate forms and fees for Cook County,
  • land records office locations for Cook County.

Where to file?

Where do I file a petition for probate in Cook County, Illinois?

In the Illinois Court system, probate is handled by the "Circuit Courts"

The Circuit Court for Cook County:

NAME OF COURT:

Cook County Circuit Court, Probate Division

WEB ADDRESS:

Website Link

PHONE:

312-603-7545

ADDRESS:

Probate Division 
50 West Washington Street
Suite 1803
Richard J. Daley Center Chicago, IL 60602 

MAP:

GoogleMap

FAQ/SELF-HELP INFO FOR PROBATE

STATE INFO

Illinois Courts Self Help Materials for Probate:

http://www.cookcountyclerkofcourt.org/?section=DDPage&DDPage=4200#menutabs

FORMS & FEES

STATE

Illinois Probate Forms, for use in all of Illinois

Illinois Probate Forms

COUNTY-SPECIFIC

Additional Local Probate Forms specifcally for Cook County court

Cook County Probate Forms:

https://www2.illinois.gov/sites/gac/forms/pages/forms.aspx

 

Cook County PROBATE FEES:

Cook County, Illinois Probate Fees Information:

Illinois Probate Fees URL

Cook County Probate Fees Page

LAND RECORDS

Where can I check county land records?

In order to transfer ownership of real property after someone dies, you need to find the last recorded property deed. A county land records office is the place to research and request such deeds.

STATE LAND RECORDS OFFICE

http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords/Pages/countylisting.htm

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