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

Jefferson County, Illinois Overview

Jefferson County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1819. Named after Thomas Jefferson, the county seat is Mount Vernon and it has a population of 38644 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 584 square miles, with its land area encompassing 571 square miles, and its water area 13 square miles. The county consists of 16 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62864 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Jefferson County borders the following counties: Marion County, Illinois to the north; Franklin County, Illinois to the south; Washington County, Illinois to the west; Wayne County, Illinois to the northeast; Perry County, Illinois to the southwest, and; Hamilton County, Illinois to the southeast.

Jefferson County Clerk Information

The County Clerk is responsible for the following duties:

  • Serving as clerk to the County Board
  • Issuing Marriage License
  • Issuing certified vital records (birth, death, marriage)
  • Tending to genealogy records
  • Registering Notary commissions
  • Administering Voter Registration
  • Managing all election proceedings as Election Authority
  • Recording prepared documents transferring land
  • Keeping and preserving all records of deeds
  • Maintaining records of subdivision plats, mortgages, and all types of liens against property
  • Assuming name/Doing Business As
  • …among other duties.

A Vital Records application form is available for download at the County Clerk and Recorder website. You can pay by credit/debit card for the fees, aside from mailing a check. You must still mail, email or fax the application form and a copy of your I.D. before your request is processed. If sending form and copy of I.D. by mail, please include a self-addressed stamped envelope (SASE). To get the birth certificate of a deceased person, another form must be filled up. Only eligible individuals can obtain a certified vital record; you can check who can get these records in the website.

The Recorder’s Office has partnered with Fidlar Technologies to allow searching of land records which they process in their office. A web interface, Tapestry, and a downloadable software, Laredo, are readily available to anyone who would like to access the records. Both requires a paid subscription, with Tapestry also offering a pay-as-you-go access.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk and Recorder:

Connie Simmons, County Clerk
Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder
100 South 10th Street, Room 105
Mt. Vernon, IL 62864
Ph: 618.244.8020 ext. 3

Court Clerk Information

The Circuit Clerk (formally known as the Circuit Court Clerk) is responsible for the following duties:

  • Attending court
  • Maintaining court files (ie, Traffic, Criminal, Divorce, Small Claims, Law, Probate, Adoption, Family, Juvenile, Orders of Protection, Chancery, Miscellaneous Remedy, DUI, Tax)
  • Collecting and disbursing fines and fees
  • Summoning Grand and Petit Jurors

The Jefferson County Circuit Clerk has allowed the searching of its court records and case information, with the help of Judici. You can use the search facility in Judici to look up public court records accessible by your access level.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

Randy Pollard, Jefferson County Circuit Clerk
100 S. 10th St.
Mt Vernon, IL 62864
Ph: 618.244.8007 or 8008

Jefferson County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Jefferson 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:Jefferson County Marriage License
Location:100 South 10th Street, Mount Vernon, Illinois, 62864

Jefferson County Clerk & Recorder’s Office

Address: 100 South 10th Street, Room 105 Mt. Vernon, IL 62864

Phone: 618.244.8020 ext. 3

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