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

St. Clair County, Illinois Overview

St. Clair County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1790. Named after Arthur St. Clair (first governor of the Northwest Territory, who modestly named it after himself), the county seat is Belleville and it has a population of 266955 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 674 square miles, with its land area encompassing 658 square miles, and its water area 16 square miles. The county consists of 34 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62269 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, St. Clair County borders the following counties: Madison County, Illinois to the north; Randolph County, Illinois to the south; Clinton County and Washington County, Illinois to the east; City of St. Louis County, Missouri to the northwest, and; Monroe County, Illinois to the southwest.

St. Clair County Clerk Information

The County Clerk serves as the official record keeper for all matters relating to County government and as the Chief Clerk for the St. Clair County Board. All vital statistics, including birth certificates, death certificates, and marriage certificates are maintained by the County Clerk. The County Clerk issues marriage licenses, liquor licenses, receives delinquent taxes and various other licenses and permits. Voter registration is also handled by the County Clerk, among other duties.

The St. Clair County Recorder of Deeds is the official land records official for all real estate located in the County. The office processes and maintains all documents transferring land in order to establish legal ownership and protect rights. In addition to processing deeds and mortgages, the Recorder’s staff records plats of subdivisions, ordinances and annexations, liens and releases, UCC filings, military discharge papers, mortgages and other documents.

Vital records can be obtained only by eligible individuals either by writing or by coming to their office. You will need either photo identification or proof of legal claim for birth records. Only money orders or cashier’s check are acceptable when requesting by mail, and a form available for download can be used for requests. Alternatively, you can visit VitalChek to order these vital records online.

Land record searches can be done on site at the St. Clair County Recorder of Deeds. 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).

Alternatively, you can utilize the FOIA request forms provided by each department to request public records from their respective departments.

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

Thomas Holbrook, County Clerk
St. Clair County Clerk’s Office and Recorder of Deeds
#10 Public Square
2nd Floor
Belleville, IL 62220
Clerk’s Office Phone: 618-277-6600 x2380 or (618) 825-2708
Recorder’s Office Phone: (618) 825-2702

Court Clerk Information
The Circuit Clerk is the administrative office of the local judicial system that files thousands of cases and maintains hundreds of thousands of official records that come before the court. The Clerk of the Court also receives and holds for the taxpayers in trust moneys to be disbursed upon order of the court to over 60 state and local agencies and municipalities.

The Circuit Clerk website offers a case search facility. You can search for either criminal or civil cases, and search by name, case number, ticket number, attorney bar number, and court calendar in criminal cases. You can search by person, company, case number, attorney bar number, and attorney account info in civil cases. Other public records, except juvenile records, adoption records, and records that are impounded or sealed by statute or court order, can be obtained through FOIA requests to the Freedom of Information Act Officer.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

Kahalah A. Clay, Circuit Clerk
#10 Public Square
Belleville, IL
Ph: 618-825-6600

St. Clair, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009301,712
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200912,198
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009325
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009970
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,270
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009771
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20093,870
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200920,271
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20094,406
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-200910,794
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009880
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200975,869
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20091,006
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009796
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200930,254
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20099,447
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009786
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,759
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20096,619
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-2009187
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009745
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20093,005
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20093,500
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009464
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20091,288
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,797
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009323
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-20091,630
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009448
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009101,176
St. Clair County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in St. Clair 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:St. Clair County Marriage License
Location:10 Public Square, Belleville, Illinois, 62220
Phone:618-277-6600

St. Clair County Clerk’s Office

Address: 10 Public Square, 2nd Floor Belleville, IL 62220

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