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

Peoria County, Illinois

Peoria County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1825 out of Fulton County and named after the Peoria, an Illiniwek people who lived there. Peoria is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 186,494 people and a total area of 631 square miles, of which 11 square miles is water and 619 square miles is land.

  1. Steve Sonnemaker is the Peoria County Clerk as of 2015; his office is responsible for a number of services which include:
  • Maintaining birth, death, marriage, and civil union records
  • Issuing liquor licenses and raffle licenses
  • Calculating tax rates applied to property and collecting delinquent taxes
  • Commissions for notaries
  • Maintaining assumed business filings
  • Maintaining statement of economic interest filings
  • Creating and maintaining County Board minutes
  • Issuing marriage and civil union licenses

Records maintained by the county clerk are open to the public; they can be accessed by doing a background check online or visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours. When visiting the clerk’s office in person, you will have to present the clerk with a completed records request form. While filling out the form, it is important to include as much detail as possible relating to the records you are requesting. The form can also be mailed to the clerk’s office; however, you will have to send the form, along with a stamped self-addressed envelope and the relevant fee.

Below is the physical address of the Peoria County Clerk’s office:

Peoria County Courthouse

324 Main Street  

Peoria, IL 61602

Phone number: (309) 672-6059

In case you cannot make it to the clerk’s office in person, you can still obtain records by doing a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Peoria County Clerk Website. While on the website, remember to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records.

Peoria, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009216,765
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200911,076
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20091,421
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009694
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,247
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009577
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,496
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200920,065
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,559
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20096,437
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009678
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200953,560
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009581
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009661
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200927,672
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20097,230
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009497
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20092,165
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20094,017
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009622
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,970
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,392
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009305
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009493
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20094,804
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,723
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009297
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009520
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200952,806
Peoria County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Peoria 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:Peoria County Marriage License
Location:300 Main Street, Peoria, Illinois, 61602
Phone:309-672-6059

Peoria County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 324 Main St #101, Peoria, IL 61602, United States

Phone: 309-672-6059

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