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

Woodford County, Illinois Overview

Woodford County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in Feb. 1841. Named after Woodford County, Kentucky, which was in turn named after General William Woodford, the county seat is Eureka and it has a population of 39273 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 543 square miles, with its land area encompassing 528 square miles, and its water area 15 square miles. The county consists of 16 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61548 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Woodford County borders the following counties: Marshall County, Illinois to the north; Livingston County, Illinois to the east; Peoria County, Illinois to the west; LaSalle County, Illinois to the northeast; Tazewell County, Illinois to the southwest, and; McLean County, Illinois to the southeast.

Woodford County Clerk Information

The Office of County Clerk and Recorder has many responsibilities. Five of the major functions of this Office include:

  • Clerk to the County Board
  • Chief election official for the County
  • Keeping and maintaining the vital records for the County including births, deaths and marriages
  • Computing the property tax rates for all parcels of land in the County and receive delinquent tax payments
  • Recording all documents qualified to be recorded as specified by Statute

    Vital records can be requested from the Illinois Department of Vital Records; they have appropriate request forms available for download. You should mail them to the Department.

    You can look up property information in Woodford County using the Woodford Geographic Information System (GIS). You can look up for any parcel, and view parcel information in a popup window.

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

    Debbie Harms, County Clerk and Recorder
    115 N Main Street
    Room 202
    Eureka, IL 61530
    Phone: 309-467-2822

    Court Clerk Information

    The Circuit Clerk’s primary function is to establish, maintain and keep all records of the court and the official court seal. In addition, the Court Clerk serves as the administrative arm of the Court and is responsible for all financial duties relating to the Court system. All monies owed to the Court are collected and distributed by the Circuit Clerk.

    The Woodford 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. You can also pay your fees in GovPayNow.

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

    Lynne R. Gilbert, Clerk of the Circuit Court
    115 N Main Street
    Suite 201
    Eureka, IL 61530
    Phone: 309-467-3312

    Woodford, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200946,157
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20094,105
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009184
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009107
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009151
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009215
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009792
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20093,919
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009579
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,448
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009103
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200918,454
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009217
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009112
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20095,193
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20091,362
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009108
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009319
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200941
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200942
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009625
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009928
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200968
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200958
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009889
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,129
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009132
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009190
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20096
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,862
    Woodford County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Woodford 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:Woodford County Marriage License
    Location:1St Floor Courthouse, 115 N. Main St., Ste.103, Eureka, Illinois, 61530
    Phone:309-467-2822

    Woodford County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 115 N Main St #202, Eureka, IL 61530, United States
    Phone: 309-467-3312

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