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

Clark County, Illinois Overview

Clark County is located in the state of Illinois. Named after George Rogers Clark (older brother of William Clark of the Lewis and Clark Expedition), an officer of the army of Virginia that captured the Northwest Territory from the British during the Revolutionary War, the county was formed in 1819 and its county seat is Marshall. The county has a total population of 16182, as of 2013, with its area spanning 505 square miles (land area being 501 square miles, while water area being 3.4 square miles). The county consists of 11 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62441 recorded as the one with the largest population. Clark County borders the following counties: Edgar County, Illinois to the north; Crawford County, Illinois to the south; Cumberland County, Illinois to the west; Vigo County, Indiana to the northeast; Coles County, Illinois to the northwest; Jasper County, Illinois to the southwest, and; Sullivan County, Indiana to the southeast.

Clark County Clerk Information

The County Clerk offers services on:

  • Marriage licenses
  • Vital records (birth, death & marriage records)
  • Recording – real estate transactions
  • Liquor licenses
  • Voter Registration
  • Elections
  • Payroll for all county employees
  • Accounts payable for county
  • …among others.

    You can apply for a marriage license online; the County Clerk website provides a link to a website, where you’ll undergo at least 11 steps, each step requiring several details about the marriage and the parties.
    Public county records can be accessed online in a website provided. The Illinois County Clerk and Recorder Portal, a service provided by Cott Systems, requires that you have an account in their website, then select a subscription that best fits your needs. Land and indexed records can be accessed in their website.

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

    Carrie A. Downey
    County Courthouse
    501 Archer Av
    Marshall, IL 62441
    (217) 826-8311
    Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00am – 4:00pm

    Court Clerk Information

    The Circuit Clerk provides for the public, bench and bar a means of managing the receipts, maintenance and security of the court record for all judicial management information.

    A variety of forms are available for download at the Circuit Clerk’s website. Interpreter Request, Mortgage Foreclosure, Motion, and Name Change are only some of the forms available to be downloaded at their website. You can also perform a record search on their website, although it is currently down as of the moment.

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

    Ami Shaw, Clark County Circuit Clerk
    County Courthouse
    1st Floor
    501 Archer
    Marshall, IL 62441
    Ph: (217) 826-2811
    Office Hours: 8am – 4pm, Monday-Friday

    Clark, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200916,365
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,823
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200967
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200933
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009438
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,311
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009130
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009501
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,615
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200947
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,157
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009263
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200970
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009123
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009274
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200956
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009412
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009432
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200951
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009136
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009162
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,062
    Clark County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Clark 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:Clark County Marriage License
    Location:County Clerk, Courthouse, 1St Floor 501 Archer, Marshall, Illinois, 62441
    Phone:217-826-8311

    Clark County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 501 Archer Av Marshall, IL 62441

    Phone: (217) 826-8311

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