Lookup Public Records in Bureau CountyIllinois. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.

Bureau County, Illinois Overview

Bureau County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1837. Named after Michel or Pierre Bureau (French Canadian brothers who ran a trading post from 1776 until the 1780s near where Big Bureau Creek joins the Illinois River), the county seat is Princeton and it has a population of 34056 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 874 square miles, with its land area encompassing 869 square miles, and its water area 4.5 square miles. The county consists of 31 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61356 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Bureau County borders the following counties: Lee County at north; Putnam County at southeast; LaSalle County at east; Marshall County at south; Stark County at southwest; Henry County at west, and; Whiteside County at northwest.

Bureau County Clerk Information

The Bureau County Clerk and Recorder’s office is the official record keeper for vital records, land documents, account payable records, county board minutes, voter registration records, and tax extensions.

You may request vital records through the Internet using a credit card. A link is provided for the website which offers this service. You must fax or email a confirmation page along with your identification for the request to be complete. An application is also available in their website for you to print. You will forward the application and fee [checks, money orders or cash are accepted] along with a copy of your identification (driver’s license copy). The fee for a record search of birth and marriage certificates is $14.00. A death record search is $18.00. If a record is found, a certified copy will be issued for the search fee stated above. If the record qualifies as a genealogical record and is to be used for genealogical purposes, we will issue a non-certified copy of the record. The non-certified copy is $10.00.

The Recording Office accepts all different types of documents for recording. All real estate-related documents are recorded along with liens, military discharges, UCC’s, and plats. Access to property records online is available at www.landrecords.net.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk and Recorder:

Kami Hieronymus, Clerk and Recorder

700 South Main Street
Room 104
Princeton, Illinois 61356
Phone Number: (815) 875-2014
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 am – 4:00 pm (The courthouse is closed for all court-observed holidays.)

Court Clerk Information

The Bureau County Circuit Clerk’s Office is the official record-keeper of Bureau County’s trial Court. The Circuit Clerk’s office is responsible for the collection and distribution of fines, fees, and costs.

The Circuit Clerk website provides a link which leads to a third-party website, Judici.com, which hosts an online database of court records, which you can search on for any case.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

Dawn Reglin, Circuit Clerk
Bureau Co. Circuit Clerk’s Office
Bureau County Court House
Room 100
700 S. Main St
Princeton, IL 61356
(815) 872-2001

Bureau County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Bureau 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:Bureau County Marriage License
Location:700 South Main Street, Princeton, Illinois, 61356

Bureau County Clerk’s Office

Address: 700 South Main Street, Room 104, Princeton, Illinois 61356

Phone: (815) 875-2014

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