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

Montgomery County, Illinois Overview

Montgomery County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1821 and named after Richard Montgomery, an American Revolutionary War general killed in 1775 while attempting to capture Quebec City, Canada. The county seat is Hillsboro. As of 2013, the county has a population of 29654. The county has a total area of 710 square miles, 704 square miles of which is land, and 6 square miles is water. The county consists of 28 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62056 recorded as the one with the largest population. Montgomery County borders the following counties: Sangamon County, Illinois to the north; Bond County, Illinois to the south; Shelby County, Illinois to the east; Macoupin County, Illinois to the west; Christian County, Illinois to the northeast; Madison County, Illinois to the southwest, and; Fayette County, Illinois to the southeast.

Montgomery County Clerk Information

The County Clerk can do the following:

  • provide copies of births, deaths, marriages, civil unions
  • information on elections & voting
  • information about land records
  • information about taxes
  • how to register a business
  • …among others.

Only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death, or marriage certificates. Vital Records are not considered public information, nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act. To obtain a certified copy of the vital record, you will need to complete a request form, depending on the vital record you need. Completed request forms cannot be faxed or emailed to their office, since an original copy of your signature is needed. You need to pay the fee through cash (in person only, it is suggested you never mail cash), money order or checks accepted in person or by mail. Make checks payable to Montgomery County Clerk.

Land record searches can be done on site at the Montgomery County Clerk & Recorder’s Office. Remote access is also possible with the help of Fidlar Technologies. Three options are available: Free Direct Search (provides access to land record data only, so no images will be available for printing), Tapestry (a web interface, charged per land record search), and Laredo (a downloadable software, an account-based paid subscription).

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

Sandy Leitheiser
Montgomery County Clerk & Recorder
#1 Courthouse Square, Room 102
Hillsboro, IL 62049
Phone: (217) 532-9530

Court Clerk Information

The Clerk is required to attend all sessions of court, keep and preserve all records and files of the court, make, keep and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations of the court, issue process as required by law, and is the Keeper of the Seal of the Court.

The Montgomery 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:

Holly Lemons, Circuit Clerk
120 N. Main St.
Hillsboro, IL
Phone: (217) 532-9540.

Montgomery County Clerk’s Office

Address: 1 Courthouse Square) Hillsboro, IL 62049-0595

Phone: (217) 532-9530

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