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Posted on: November 23, 2020

[ARCHIVED] Veterans and Active Duty Military Discount Card

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The Cook County Recorder of Deeds is now offering veterans and active duty service members the ability to register online for the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card at the Recorder of Deeds website:

Online registration allows active-duty personnel, veterans, guard members and reservists to register from the comfort of their homes.  The card provides veterans and active duty military with a free money-saving discount card and access to a diverse network of over 200 businesses that are committed to providing discounts.  

To obtain a Military and Veteran’s Discount Card, the eligible recipient must first register online at the registration has been completed and submitted online, the recipient  is required to submit by mail, to the Cook County Recorder of Deeds Office, 118 N. Clark Street, Room 120, Chicago, IL 60602: One color, head shot photo and one copy of the following proof of service (DD-214, VA ID, CAC Card or Retired Military ID) card.  And, if submitting a DD-214, one copy of the following government issued ID (Valid Driver’s License, State ID, Passport, CAC card or VA ID). 


When all required documents have been received, the Recorder of Deeds Office will process the information and mail the Cook County Military and Veterans Discount Card, entitling the veteran to discounts with 200 merchants in Cook County.  


“Through the commitment and support of businesses, the Recorder of Deeds Office is proud to continue serving our veterans and service members in these challenging times,” said Edward M. Moody, Cook County Recorder of Deeds.  


The Military and Veteran’s Discount Program (MVDP) jointly administered with the Cook County Office of Veterans Affairs is designed to build a network of businesses across Cook County offering military and veteran discounts beyond the normal military holidays.  This public-private partnership is a small way to honor those who have served by helping them keep more of their hard-earned money.  Discounts range from a percentage of the service-member’s total bill to free admission to a theater, museum or sporting event and the list of participating businesses can be accessed at

For more information or to sign-up a business for the veterans discount program, please go to or call the Veterans Service Office at 312-603-5788.  

Click here to register.
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