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DeKalb County, Illinois

DeKalb County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed on March 4, 1837, out of part of Kane County. DeKalb County was named after Johann de Kalb, a German hero of the American Revolutionary War. DeKalb is the largest city in the county, while Sycamore is the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 105,160 people and a total area of 635 square miles, of which 3.4 square miles is water and 631 square miles is land. DeKalb County borders the following counties: Boone County to the north, McHenry County to the northeast, Kane County to the east, Kendall County to the southeast, LaSalle County to the south, Lee County to the west, Ogle County to the west, and Winnebago County to the northwest.

The DeKalb County Clerk’s Division offers numerous services, including recording of all public records for business, residents, and property owners in the county. Records maintained by the clerk’s office include but are not limited to tax warrants, notices of claims of liens, vital records (births, marriages, and deaths), mortgages and satisfactions of mortgage, and any record/document relating to ownership, leases, agreements, and transfer of real property.

Records maintained by the clerk’s office can be obtained by doing a background search online, by mail, 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 DeKalb County Clerk Website. To obtain public records in person, you will have to submit a records request form to the clerk’s office. The form should contain as mush detailed information as possible relating to the records you are requesting. Alternatively, you can mail the records request form to the clerk’s office, along with the applicable fee and a self-addressed envelope.

Below is the physical address of the DeKalb County Clerk’s office:

Administration Building – 2nd Floor

Sycamore Campus

110 East Sycamore Street

Sycamore, IL 60178

DeKalb, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009135,058
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,883
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009166
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009426
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,010
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009899
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20099,173
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,027
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20093,227
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009432
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200934,108
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009850
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009478
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200918,148
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,012
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009550
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20094,941
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20097,156
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009131
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20091,008
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20091,515
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,666
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009325
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009380
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20096,672
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009345
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009392
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009619
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200922,459
DeKalb County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in DeKalb 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:DeKalb County Marriage License
Location:110 East Sycamore Street, Sycamore, Illinois, 60178
Phone:815-895-7149

DeKalb County Clerk & Recorder’s Office

Address: 110 East Sycamore Street, Sycamore, IL 60178

Phone: 815-895-7149

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