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Boone County, Illinois

Boone County is located in Illinois, near the center of the state’s northern border with Wisconsin. It was formed in 1837 from part of Winnebago County and named after Daniel Boone, a famous frontiersman from Kentucky. As of the 2010 census, the population was 54,165, and the total area was 282 square miles. The county seat and largest city is Belvidere.

Functions of the Boone County Clerk and Recorder include:

  • Clerk of the county board and keeper of the county records
  • Chief election officer for Boone County
  • Keeper of vital records (birth, marriage, and death records)
  • Computation of redemption of delinquent taxes and property taxes
  • Record and maintain all land transactions for Boone County

Vital records maintained by the county clerk’s office date back to 1877, while land records date back to 1838.

Copies of the records maintained by the clerk’s office can be obtained by doing a public records search online or by visit the clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Boone County Clerk Website. The website is informative; apart from public records, you can also view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records.

The other way to obtain public records is by visiting the clerk’s office in person at 1212 Logan Avenue, Suite 103, Belvidere, IL 61008. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You will be required to submit a completed records request form with the details of the records you are requesting. Alternatively, you can call the clerk’s office at 815-544-3103 and make inquiries regarding public records.

For court records, you can access them by visiting Court Records. The records on the website date back to as early as 1993. However, to obtain records that date before 1993, you will be required to visit the Boone County Courthouse and review the courts’ indexes, files, and microfilm resources. The court staff can also do the search for you, but you will have to submit a written request form with the following details:

  • The year(s) to be searched
  • The name(s) to be searched
  • A search fee of $6 per name per year
  • A self-addressed stamped envelope

Copies of court records will be sent to you in 4 to 6 weeks.

Boone, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200966,531
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20095,040
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009410
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009362
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,953
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,521
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009178
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200913,928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009221
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009504
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,523
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20094,154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009185
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,573
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,479
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009519
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009755
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200938
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20093,339
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200984
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009506
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200915,161
Boone County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Boone County, the applicants must apply together, in person, at the County Clerk’s office. Both parties must present their state-issued picture ID, military ID, or passport, and know their social security number
State Law:Illinois Marriage and Dissolution of Marriage Act – 750 ILCS 5 and Illinois Uniform Premarital Agreement Act – 750 ILCS 10
All State Statutes: Information is online at the State Website
Office:Boone County Marriage License
Location:1212 Logan Avenue, Belvidere, Illinois, 61008
Phone:815-547-4770

Boone County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 1212 Logan Ave # 103, Belvidere, IL 61008, United States

Phone: 815-544-3103

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