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

Morgan County, Illinois Overview

Morgan County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1823. Named after General Daniel Morgan, who defeated the British at the Battle of Cowpens in the American Revolutionary War, the county seat is Jacksonville and it has a population of 35067 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 572 square miles, with its land area encompassing 569 square miles, and its water area 3.5 square miles. The county consists of 15 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62650 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Morgan County borders the following counties: Cass County, Illinois to the north; Greene County, Illinois to the south; Sangamon County, Illinois to the east; Pike County and Scott County, Illinois to the west; Brown County, Illinois to the northwest, and; Macoupin County, Illinois to the southeast.

Morgan County Clerk Information

The County Clerk’s office has six main roles:

  • Chief Election Authority
  • Vital Records
  • Tax Extensions and Delinquent Taxes
  • Manager of Payroll, Accounts Receivable and Payable
  • Recorder of Deeds
  • Clerk to the County Board

    Only specific individuals have the legal authorization to access birth, death and marriage certificates. Certificates will only be issued to those individuals. The request for a birth record must include the person’s name at birth, date of birth, and parents’ names (mother’s maiden name). Death and marriage records require similar information. The request must be signed by the applicant, include a valid phone number with area code and may only be mailed to those entitled to the copy. Please remember that the request must include a xerox copy of an acceptable form of current ID from the applicant.

    The Morgan County GIS provides the public access to the data via the new morganmaps.net mapping portal. Morgan County will be using GIS to create and organize information on tax parcels, taxing districts, roads, soil types, emergency response zones, etc. The GIS Department is dedicated to developing and maintaining accurate geographic databases for Morgan County.

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

    Jill Waggener
    Morgan County Clerk
    300 West State Street
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    Phone: (217) 243-8581
    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed holidays

    Court Clerk Information

    The Clerk of the Circuit Court is the official keeper of the records and the Seal of the Morgan County Circuit Court. The clerks shall attend the sessions of court, preserve all the files and papers thereof, make, keep, and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations thereof, except in cases otherwise provided by law or the order of their courts respectively. The Circuit Clerk collects and distributes all fines, costs, and fees assessed by the Court or required by statute.

    The Morgan 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:

    Amy Sipes, Republican
    Morgan County Circuit Clerk
    300 West State Street
    Jacksonville, IL 62650
    Phone: (217) 243-5419
    Hours of Operation: Monday – Friday, 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, closed holidays

    Morgan, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200939,760
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20097,368
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200929
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200986
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200997
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009115
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009787
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20095,158
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200990
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009785
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200935
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20099,119
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200950
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,745
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009761
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200915
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009320
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009654
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009341
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009701
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009577
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009332
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009435
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200955
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009140
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20095,498
    Morgan County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Morgan 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:Morgan County Marriage License
    Location:300 West State Street, Jacksonville, Illinois, 62650
    Phone:217-243-8581

    Morgan County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 300 W State St, Jacksonville, IL 62650, United States

    Phone:+1 217-243-5419

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