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

Effingham County, Illinois Overview

Effingham County is located in the state of Illinois. Named after Thomas Howard, 3rd Earl of Effingham, who resigned his commission as general in the British army in 1775, the county was formed in 1831 and its county seat is Effingham. The county has a total population of 34307, as of 2013, with its area spanning 480 square miles (land area being 479 square miles, while water area being 1.2 square miles). The county consists of 13 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62401 recorded as the one with the largest population. Effingham County borders the following counties: Clay County, Illinois to the south; Jasper County, Illinois to the east; Fayette County, Illinois to the west; Cumberland County, Illinois to the northeast, and; Shelby County, Illinois to the northwest.

Effingham County Clerk Information

The County Clerk is the keeper of all county records. As Clerk to the County Board the County Clerk attends the monthly meetings of the Board and records the minutes. Birth, Marriage, and Death records are kept in the County Clerk’s office. In Effingham County the County Clerk also serves as the County Recorder. The basic function of the Recorder’s Office is to file any transaction of property within the County.

Birth and death records are not public records and therefore are available only to specific individuals (an exhaustive list of eligible individuals is available at the website). The request must be made in person or in writing. Valid photo identification is required with each request. If requesting in writing please include payment in the form of check or money order. Marriage records can be requested by anyone, as long as the requestor knows the names of the couple and their date of marriage. For application of a marriage license, on the other hand, both parties to the marriage must appear in person with photo identification.

A property search is available in the Supervisor of Assessments’ website. The search gives two options for searching, searching by parcel number, or by name, address, and other criteria.

Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:

Kerry J. Hirtzel, County Clerk
Effingham County Office Building
101 N. 4th St.
P.O. Box 628
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-6535

Court Clerk Information

The Circuit Clerk has five departments: Criminal (responsible for all criminal proceedings), Civil (responsible for all civil proceedings), Traffic (responsible for all the details of your traffic ticket), Passport (available for accepting passport applications), and Jury (handles the jury summons and matters related to jury service).

Court records and case information are made available in Judici. You can also enroll in Traffic Safety School; a link to a registration document is given in the website. A link to the standardized state forms is also given.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

John Niemerg
PO Box 586
120 W. Jefferson Av
Suite 101
Effingham, IL 62401
Phone: 217-342-4065

Effingham County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Effingham 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:Effingham County Marriage License
Location:101 North 4th Street, Effingham, Illinois, 62401

Effingham County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 101 N 4th St # 201, Effingham, IL 62401, United States

Phone: 217-342-6535

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