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

Ford County, Illinois Overview

Ford County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1859 and named after Thomas Ford, who served as Governor of Illinois from 1842 to 1846. The county seat is Paxton. As of 2013, the county has a population of 13832. The county has a total area of 486 square miles, 486 square miles of which is land, and 0.6 square miles is water. The county consists of 18 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 60957 recorded as the one with the largest population. Ford County borders the following counties: Kankakee County, Illinois to the north; Champaign County, Illinois to the south; Iroquois County, Illinois to the east; Livingston County, Illinois to the west; McLean County, Illinois to the southwest, and; Vermilion County, Illinois to the southeast.

Ford County Clerk Information

Services provided by the County Clerk include: Local registrar of birth and death certificates; perform all voter registrations and elections; Issue marriage licenses; Tax Extensionist, Recorder of all County Board Meetings; Keeper of all Resolution and Ordinances; Register Notary Public Commission Certificates; Payroll and Accounts Payable; Assumed Names, Keeper of all birth, death and marriage certificates; and Genealogy. As County Recorder, their primary responsibility is to accurately and timely maintain the indexing of titles of all Ford County land.

Birth ad death certificate requests made in the office require a valid Driver’s License, State-issued ID, or a Passport (Authorized English translation must accompany identification that is not U.S. issued). Only cash or check (credit/debit card not accepted) are accepted. All mail requests must include a copy of a signature ID. (The extension of the expiration date must be copied if applicable). Request applications are available at the website. Marriage certificates can also be requested, either in the office or through mail.

The Supervisor of Assessments also provides a search for parcels. Options for search include address, parcel ID, property owner, sales, city, and legal description.

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

Amy Frederick, County Clerk and Recorder
200 W. State, Room 101
Paxton, IL 60957
Contact: (217) 379-9400

Court Clerk Information

Court records and case information in Ford County can be accessed and searched at Judici.com, which the county has partnered with for these services.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

Kim Evans
P.O. Box 80
200 W. State Room 106
Paxton, IL 60957
Phone: (217) 379-9420
Office Hours: 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM

Ford County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Ford 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:Ford County Marriage License
Location:200 West State Street, Paxton, Illinois, 60957

Ford County Recorder’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 200 W State St # 101, Paxton, IL 60957, United States

Phone: 217-379-2721

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