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

Shelby County, Illinois Overview

Shelby County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1827. Named after Isaac Shelby (Governor of Kentucky and participant in the American Revolutionary War), the county seat is Shelbyville and it has a population of 22119 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 768 square miles, with its land area encompassing 759 square miles, and its water area 9.5 square miles. The county consists of 21 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62565 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Shelby County borders the following counties: Macon County, Illinois to the north; Effingham County and Fayette County, Illinois to the south; Coles County and Cumberland County, Illinois to the east; Christian County, Illinois to the west; Moultrie County, Illinois to the northeast, and; Montgomery County, Illinois to the southwest.

Shelby County Clerk Information

An online marriage license application is available in the County Clerk’s website. Instructions on how to obtain a marriage license are first given, then a series of questions will be asked in 11 parts. Links on requesting vital records are also available in the website, although by the time of writing, it is currently under maintenance.

Remote access to land records is made 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:

Jessica Fox (Democrat)
Shelby County Clerk
301 E. Main
Shelbyville, Illinois 62565
1-217-774-4421

Court Clerk Information

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

Shelby County Judici Portal:

Details about the Circuit Clerk:
Susan Arthur
Shelby County Courthouse
301 E. Main Street
Shelbyville, IL 62565
Phone: 217/774-4212
Fax: 217/774-4109

Shelby, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200918,531
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,207
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200983
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200921
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009423
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20092,399
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009196
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009573
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200933
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20096,480
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20092,124
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009252
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009236
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009361
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009388
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200927
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200976
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,031
Shelby County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Shelby 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:Shelby County Marriage License
Location:P.O. Box 230, Shelbyville, Illinois, 62565
Phone:217-774-4421

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