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 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

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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