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Coles County, Illinois
Coles County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed on December 25, 1830, out of Clark and Edgar counties and named after Edward Coles, the second governor of Illinois (1822 – 1826). Charleston is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 53,873 and a total area of 510 square miles, of which 1.8 square miles is water and 508 square miles is land. Coles County borders the following counties: Douglas County to the north, Edgar County to the northeast, Clark County to the southeast, Cumberland County to the south, Shelby County to the southwest, and Moultrie County to the west.
Coles County Clerk is the official county recorder. Some of the records maintained by the clerk’s office include but are not limited to plats of subdivisions, release mortgages, military records, surveys, state and federal liens, judgments, mortgages, deeds, and miscellaneous documents.
Coles County records are open to the public. Indexes from December, 1978, to the present can be accessed for free, while recorded documents from April 25, 1996, to the present are available for purchase. These records can be accessed by doing a background check online or by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Coles County Clerk Website. While on the website, click on the relevant link to access the records that are available online. The other way to obtain public records maintained by the office of the clerk is by visiting the clerk’s office in person. You will be required to submit a records request form with the details of the records you are requesting.
Below is the physical address of the Coles County clerk’s office:
651 Jackson Ave, Room 122
Charleston, IL 61920
Phone number: (217) 348-0501
Coles County Clerk’s Office
Address: 651 Jackson Ave, Room 122 Charleston, IL 61920