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

Livingston County, Illinois Overview

Livingston County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1837. Named after Edward Livingston (a prominent politician who was mayor of New York City and represented New York in the United States House of Representatives and Louisiana in both houses of Congress), the county seat is Pontiac and it has a population of 38186 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 1046 square miles, with its land area encompassing 1044 square miles, and its water area 1.6 square miles. The county consists of 27 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61764 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Livingston County borders the following counties: Grundy County, Illinois to the north; Woodford County, Illinois to the west; Kankakee County, Illinois to the northeast; LaSalle County, Illinois to the northwest; McLean County, Illinois to the southwest, and; Ford County, Illinois to the southeast.

Livingston County Clerk Information

The County Clerk has a variety of duties. In the vital records division, the Clerk’s Office issues marriage licenses, including at the correctional center located in the county, and is responsible for maintaining all birth, death and marriage records that occur in the county. The election division has jurisdiction over 52 precincts and is responsible for approximately 22,000 registered voters. The Clerk maintains all records of the County Board and prepares the official proceedings of County Board meetings.

Under Illinois law, birth & death records are not considered to be public information nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act. Only eligible individuals can request vital records. To obtain certified copies of vital records, you can either get them in person in their office, or by mail using the application for copy of vital record form provided in their website. You will need to include a copy of your valid, government-issued photo identification & a check or money order.

A property search is also available in the website. Three options can be chosen for doing a search: you can search for real estate by parcel identification number, for one or more properties by name, address, and other criteria, and for a specific mobile home by account number.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Kristy Masching, County Clerk & Recorder
P.O. Box 618
Pontiac, IL 61764-0618
Phone (815) 844-2006
Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

Court Clerk Information

The Circuit Clerk’s office is the administrative and clerical arm of the Circuit Court. This office’s duties include maintaining official court records, recording documents for filing and appeals, serving as a source of data and information for various government agencies and the general public.

The Circuit Clerk has partnered with Judici to deliver remote access to their files. Visit Judici for the following information:

  • Litigant information
  • Criminal charges, dispositions and sentences
  • Civil judgments
  • Fines and fees ordered, balances paid, and payment details
  • Hearing dates
  • Case minutes

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

    LeAnn Dixon, Livingston County Circuit Clerk
    Law & Justice Center
    110 N. Main Street
    Pontiac, IL 61764
    Phone: (815) 844-2602
    Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM

    Livingston, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200946,463
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,797
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200983
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009159
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009663
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009730
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,328
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009261
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,200
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009248
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200914,371
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009142
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20096,452
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,770
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200975
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009793
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,395
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20098
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200976
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009787
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009651
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009527
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009333
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009855
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009675
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009137
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200911
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20095,003
    Livingston County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Livingston 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:Livingston County Marriage License
    Location:112 West Madison Street, Pontiac, Illinois, 61764
    Phone:815-844-2006

    Livingston County Clerk & Recorder’s Office

    Address: 112 W Madison St, Pontiac, IL 61764, United States

    Phone: (815) 844-2006

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