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

Lee County, Illinois Overview

Lee County is located in the state of Illinois. Named after Lighthorse Harry Lee, officer in the Revolutionary War, or Richard Henry Lee, member of the Continental Congress, the county was formed in February 27, 1839 and its county seat is Dixon. The county has a total population of 34858, as of 2013, with its area spanning 729 square miles (land area being 725 square miles, while water area being 4.1 square miles). The county consists of 23 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61021 recorded as the one with the largest population. Lee County borders the following counties: Ogle County, Illinois to the north; Bureau County, Illinois to the south; DeKalb County, Illinois to the east; Whiteside County, Illinois to the west, and; LaSalle County, Illinois to the southeast.

Lee County Clerk Information

The Lee County Clerk and Recorder’s office handles all of the vital records (Birth, Death, Marriage and Civil Union), registers assumed names and notaries, pays all claims for the county, processes the payroll for all county employees, and conducts all federal, state and local elections. this office records all documents pertaining to real estate, handles delinquent taxes and records of mobile homes.

To obtain a birth record, the following information is required for the written request: full name on birth record, date of birth, mother’s maiden name, and father’s name. For a death record, only the name of the deceased and date of death is needed. Make sure your written signature is on the request, then send a photocopy of your driver’s license. Enclose a check or money order for the number of copies you wish to receive, as well as a self addressed stamped envelope for return of the documents. Only eligible individuals as indicated by Illinois laws can obtain these records.

The County Clerk and Recorder has partnered with Fidlar Technologies to enable remote access to land records. Three options are available for search, two of which are paid subscriptions. Tapestry and Direct Search uses a web interface to search for land records, but only Tapestry offers to give you a look of the record be able to print it, at a cost. Laredo is a downloadable software that is also a paid subscription.

Below is the physical address of the Clerk and Recorder:

Cathy Myers, Lee County Clerk and Recorder
112 E. Second St.
PO Box 329
Dixon, IL 61021
Phone: 815-288-3309
Office hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., closed on legal holidays

Court Clerk Information

The Lee County Circuit Clerk has partnered with FullCourt Enterprise to provide the Public Access Portal for the Lee County Circuit Court. This public access portal provides online access to court records and the court calendar. There, you can do a case search by party, a citation search, or a party search. Only citation search requires a citation number, while the other two requires at least a name, date of birth, or driver’s license.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

Denise McCaffrey-Ehrmann, Clerk of the Circuit Court
Lee County Courts Building
309 S. Galena Av.
Suite 320
Dixon, IL 61021

Lee, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200943,175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,419
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200982
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009265
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009268
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20091,309
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,309
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200930
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,308
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200995
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,230
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200995
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009203
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,793
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,309
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200956
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,072
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,251
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200966
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009103
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009414
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009386
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200943
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,421
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009224
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009115
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009129
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200961
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20095,295
Lee County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Lee 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:Lee County Marriage License
Location:112 East 2nd Street, Dixon, Illinois, 61021
Phone:815-288-3309

Lee County Clerk and Recorder’s Office

Address: 112 E. Second St. PO Box 329 Dixon, IL 61021

Phone: 815-288-3309

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