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

Fayette County, Illinois Overview

Fayette County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1821. Named after Marquis de LaFayette, French hero of the American Revolutionary War, the county seat is Vandalia and it has a population of 22060 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 725 square miles, with its land area encompassing 716 square miles, and its water area 8.9 square miles. The county consists of 19 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62471 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Fayette County borders the following counties: Marion County, Illinois to the south; Effingham County, Illinois to the east; Bond County, Illinois to the west; Shelby County, Illinois to the northeast; Montgomery County, Illinois to the northwest; Clinton County, Illinois to the southwest, and; Clay County, Illinois to the southeast.

Fayette County Clerk Information

The Fayette County Clerk and Recorder’s Office is responsible for:

  • Assumed names
  • Budgets and tax levees from local entities
  • Land Record Recordings (deeds, mortgages, surveys, etc.)
  • Certificates of taxes paid
  • Issuing marriage licenses
  • Maintaining birth, death and marriage records
  • Military discharges
  • Statements of economic interests
  • Elections
    • Certified Death Certificates are $19 for the 1st copy, and $10 for each additional copy. Certified Birth Certificates are $15 for the 1st copy, and $6 for each additional copy. Marriage Licenses are $50. For more information about what is required for application of a marriage license, you can call their office.
      Their land records are open for public viewing in their office. Records as old as the 1800’s can be found in our archives. The land records, beginning October 1, 2004, to present, can be viewed and printed online by accessing a link provided. Please be aware that you must enter a credit card before viewing, but will only be charged if you print. If you would like to become a subscriber for these services, a flat monthly or yearly fee will be charged, with a limited number of copies allowed.

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

      Vicky L. Conder, County Clerk / Recorder
      221 South Seventh Street
      Room 106
      Vandalia, Illinois 62471
      Phone: 618-283-5000

      Court Clerk Information

      The Office of the Clerk of the Circuit Court maintains the official records for the entire court system and is the official recorder of documents for filing. The Clerk of the Circuit Court certifies and prepares records on appeal when cases are appealed from the Circuit Court trial level to the Appellate Court. This office collects filing fees, fines, cost penalties, assessments and restitution, then distributes those monies on a monthly basis to the county, state, municipalities or proper recipients.

      Individuals who wish to view case files and documents in the Circuit Clerk’s Office may do so from 8 a.m. – 4 p.m., Monday – Friday, excluding legal holidays. (Holiday information, weather related scheduling and jury trial status is also available on the Fayette County Circuit Clerk’s Facebook page). Most court records are open to the public, with the exception of juvenile, adoption and impounded or sealed cases. For cases open to the public, information is also available on www.judici.com. Copies obtained from the Circuit Clerk’s office are $1 for the 1st page, $.50 for each of the next 19 pages and $.25 per page after that. Information emailed to you will be slightly higher, due to the research being done by the Circuit Clerk Deputies. Their office also offers a Public Access Computer for case related use by the general public.

      Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

      Kathy Emerick, Circuit Clerk
      221 South Seventh Street
      Room 112
      Vandalia, Illinois 62471
      Phone: 618-283-5009

      Fayette County Marriage License Office
      In order to obtain a marriage license in Fayette 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:Fayette County Marriage License
      Location:221 South 7th Street, Vandalia, Illinois, 62471

      Fayette County Clerk and Recorder’s Office

      Address: 221 South Seventh Street Room 106 Vandalia, Illinois 62471

      Phone: 618-283-5000

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