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

Monroe County, Illinois Overview

Monroe County is located in the state of Illinois. Named after James Monroe, the county was formed in 1816 and its county seat is Waterloo. The county has a total population of 33493, as of 2013, with its area spanning 398 square miles (land area being 385 square miles, while water area being 13 square miles). The county consists of 9 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62298 recorded as the one with the largest population. Monroe County borders the following counties: Ste. Genevieve County, Missouri to the south; Jefferson County, Missouri to the west; St. Clair County, Illinois to the northeast; St. Louis County, Missouri to the northwest, and; Randolph County, Illinois to the southeast.

Monroe County Clerk Information

The responsibilities of the County Clerk are:

  • Maintains the registration files for all eligible voters within Monroe County
  • Issues marriage licenses for couples being married in Monroe County
  • Records all documents and records related to land/structure transactions on properties located in Monroe County
  • Maintains all Monroe County birth records
  • Registers the assumed names of businesses and their owners within Monroe County
  • Registers all Illinois Notary Public Commissions
  • Keeps and preserves all records of deeds
  • Maintains records of subdivision plats, mortgages and all types of liens against property, as well as the releases of those liens
  • …among other duties.

    Application forms for requesting several vital records are available for download in their website. It is an exhaustive form requiring several information, including full name, date and place of birth, among others.
    A land records search is also made available, with the help of Fidlar Technologies. A Direct Search requires at most three criteria for search: party name (last name, first name), recorded date range, and document type.

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

    Dennis Knobloch, County Clerk and Recorder
    100 S. Main St.
    Waterloo, IL 62298
    Tel: 618-939-8681 ext. 302
    Monday – Friday 8 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Court Clerk Information

    The Circuit Clerk is the official keeper of the records of the Monroe County Courts. Any activity that transpires in the court system is maintained by this office. This office collects all the fines and fees associated with resolutions and decisions from the court. Those monies are then distributed to the appropriate entities and agencies across the municipalities, county and state.

    The Monroe County Circuit Clerk has partnered with Judici to provide remote access to court records. You can access court records and case information by searching them up in Judici.

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

    Lisa Fallon, Monroe County Circuit Clerk
    100 S. Main St.
    Room 115
    Waterloo, IL 6229
    Tel: 618-939-8681 ext. 224
    Monday – Friday 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

    Monroe, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200939,935
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,094
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009319
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009539
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,032
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009441
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20092,385
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200939
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200917,148
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200944
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009307
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20094,896
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,276
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009144
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009151
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,155
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009159
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009491
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009394
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200932
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009241
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009272
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200948
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009129
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20093,770

    Monroe County Clerk’s Office

    Address: 100 S Main St #116, Waterloo, IL 62298, United States

    Phone: 618-939-8681

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