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

Union County, Illinois Overview

Union County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in January 2, 1818 and named after a joint revival meeting of the Baptists and Dunkards, called a “union meeting.” The county seat is Jonesboro. As of 2013, the county has a population of 17583. The county has a total area of 422 square miles, 413 square miles of which is land, and 8.7 square miles is water. The county consists of 13 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62906 recorded as the one with the largest population. Union County borders the following counties: Jackson County, Illinois to the north; Alexander County, Illinois to the south; Johnson County, Illinois to the east; Cape Girardeau County, Missouri to the west; Williamson County, Illinois to the northeast; Perry County, Missouri to the northwest, and; Pulaski County, Illinois to the southeast.

Union County Clerk Information

The Union County Clerk serves as ex-officio Clerk of the County Board. The County Clerk records county board meeting minutes, resolutions and ordinances, maintains records and issues certificates of vital statistics, registers voters, conducts elections, registers notaries public, and registers assumed business names, as well as other duties. The County Clerk is responsible for recording and maintaining permanent, public record of all real estate transactions in Union County.

Vital records can be requested using a Freedom of Information Act request. A downloadable form, which can also be filled up electronically, is readily available in the county website. Aside from vital records, land recordings can also be requested, along with the other public records made available by the Illinois Statutes. These FOIA requests can be sent to the Chief Information Officer, Rollie Hawk.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Terry Bartruff
309 West Market Street
Room 116
Jonesboro, Illinois 62952
(618) 833-5711

Court Clerk Information
The Union County Circuit Clerk is the keeper of the files and records of the Circuit Court. They work at the direction of the Circuit Court, Appellate Court and Supreme Court of Illinois. The Circuit Clerk process all documents in criminal and civil cases, summons jurors, handle costs, fines, restitution and support each year. The Union County Circuit Clerk also issue summons, writs, subpoenas and other documents mandated by the courts.

To request a criminal record search, either fax or write requesting the search of the full name (with the middle initial), date of birth, year range and type of case you are needing to be searched. You can send it by mail, by email or by fax. The Union County Circuit Clerk has also 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.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:
Tiffany Busby
309 West Market Street
Room 145
Jonesboro, Illinois 62952
(618) 833-5913

Union County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Union 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:Union County Marriage License
Location:Po Box H, Jonesboro, Illinois, 62952
Phone:618-833-5711

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