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

Clay County, Illinois Overview

Clay County is located in the state of Illinois. Named after Henry Clay, famous American statesman, member of the United States Senate from Kentucky and United States Secretary of State in the 19th century., the county was formed in 1824 and its county seat is Louisville. The county has a total population of 13566, as of 2013, with its area spanning 470 square miles (land area being 468 square miles, while water area being 1.3 square miles). The county consists of 12 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62839 recorded as the one with the largest population. Clay County borders the following counties: Effingham County, Illinois to the north; Wayne County, Illinois to the south; Richland County, Illinois to the east; Marion County, Illinois to the west; Jasper County, Illinois to the northeast, and; Fayette County, Illinois to the northwest.

Clay County Clerk Information

The office of the County Clerk is an elected office with four-year term, the principal duties of which are defined by state statute. The duties and responsibilities of the County Clerk are many and varied, but in essence the office can be described as the clerical arm of Clay County Government.

The County Clerk/Recorder website contains several forms for application for certified copies of several vital records. You’ll need to complete and submit the downloadable form, along with a copy of your ID, and the appropriate fee to the Clay County Clerk. These records cannot be faxed.

A Property Record Search is also available at the website. A third-party website, Sidwell’s Portico hosts an interactive map, with controls like layers, map query, and point select, among others. You can click on any parcel and be able to view details about the selected parcel on the sidebar.

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

Brenda Britton, Clay County Clerk/Recorder
111 E. Chestnut, Room 106
Louisville , IL 62858
(618) 665-3626
Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Court Clerk Information

Being the keeper of all the records and files, the Circuit Clerk shall attend the sessions of their respective courts, preserve all the files and papers thereof, make, keep and preserve complete records of all the proceedings and determinations. This all being done as set forth by the Illinois Statutes, Supreme Court Rules, the Administrative Office of the Illinois Courts and local Circuit Court.

Court records can be accessed online at Judici. Record searches are done for the statutory fee of $5.00 per name searched. A written request with payment for search and self-stamped, addressed envelope are required.Copies are $1.00 for the first page, $.50 cent for the next 19 pages, and then $.25 cents thereafter. Any computer-generated information is $5.00 per page.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

Crystal Ballard, Circuit Clerk
111 Chestnut
Louisville, IL 62858
Ph: 618-665-3523
Hours of Operation: Mon. – Fri., 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Clay, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200911,779
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,721
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200980
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200936
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009363
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,117
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009174
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20093,227
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200995
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,723
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009172
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200977
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009366
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009116
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009261
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200922
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200998
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20092,027
Clay County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Clay 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:Clay County Marriage License
Location:111 West Chestnut Street, Louisville, Illinois, 62858
Phone:618-665-3626

Clay County Clerk/Recorder’s Office

Address: 111 E. Chestnut, Room 106 P.O. Box 160 Louisville , IL 62858

Phone: (618) 665-3626

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