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

Hancock County, Illinois Overview

Hancock County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1825 and named after John Hancock. The county seat is Carthage. As of 2013, the county has a population of 18618. The county has a total area of 814 square miles, 794 square miles of which is land, and 21 square miles is water. The county consists of 20 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62321 recorded as the one with the largest population. Hancock County borders the following counties: Adams County, Illinois to the south; McDonough County, Illinois to the east; Clark County, Missouri to the west; Henderson County, Illinois to the northeast; Lee County, Iowa to the northwest; Lewis County, Missouri to the southwest, and; Schuyler County, Illinois to the southeast.

Hancock County Clerk Information

The Hancock County Clerk offers the following services:

  • Recorder of Deeds
  • Vital Records
  • Elections
  • Birth Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • Marriage Copies
  • Marriage License
  • Recording
  • Land Service
  • Lien Search
  • Voter Registration

Certified copies of birth, death, and marriage certificates can be requested from the County Clerk’s Office. Walk-ins can go to the office and bring with them checks payable to Hancock County Clerk. Money orders and cash are accepted. No debit cards or credit cards are accepted. Mail-in requests require checks and information depending on the requested record: for birth records, name at birth, date of birth, place of birth, father’s name, and mother’s maiden name. Death records require only the decedent’s name and date of death, while marriage certificates require the groom’s name and bride’s maiden name, as well as the date of ceremony.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Kerry Asbridge
Hancock County Clerk
Post Office Box 39
Carthage, IL 62321
Phone: (217) 357-3911
Office Hours: Monday–Friday, 8:00 – 4:00

Court Clerk Information

The Circuit Clerk offers the following services:

  • Traffic Fines & Court Costs Collections
  • Court Scheduling
  • Passport Application

You can reach out to the Circuit Clerk:

John Neally
Office phone: 217-357-2616

Hancock, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200919,388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,395
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200920
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009365
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,489
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200938
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009693
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200967
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,545
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,109
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009359
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009205
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009245
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009341
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009307
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009459
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20094
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,238
Hancock County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Hancock 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:Hancock County Marriage License
Location:600 Main Street, Carthage, Illinois, 62321
Phone:217-357-3911

Hancock County Clerk & Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 500 Main St #7, Carthage, IL 62321, United States

Phone: 217-357-3911

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