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Grundy County, Illinois

Grundy County is located in northeastern Illinois. It is part of the Chicago metropolitan area. Founded in 1841, it was named for Felix Grundy, U.S. Attorney General from 1838 to 1840. The population, according to the 2010 U.S. Census, was 50,063, and the total area is 430 square miles. The county seat is Morris.

The Grundy County Recorder’s Office acts as the county’s library for documents relating to the ownership of property. The county recorder’s office records documents and assigns them a unique Document Recording Number, and the recorded document is then entered into a county-wide database. The original document is returned to the owner, while copies of the document are stored on digital media. Records stored by the recorder’s office date back to as early as 1841. Records maintained by the recorder’s office include but are not limited to lis pendens, liens, judgments, UCCs, plats, vital records (birth records, marriage records, and death records), deeds, mortgages, assignments of mortgage, modifications, and releases/satisfactions.

Documents recorded by the recorder’s office are open to the public and can be accessed by doing a background check online, by mail, or by visiting the recorder’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Grundy County Recorder Website. Online data and document images are from 1986 to present. Below are tips that might be helpful when doing a background check:

  • Search parameters include recorded data range, party name, and document type.
  • Documents from July 1986 to May 1994 are partially indexed by name.
  • Documents with complete indexing are from May 2, 1994 to current.
  • Please contact the office if you are unable to locate a document.
  • Use Internet Explorer.

For documents that cannot be accessed from the website, you will have to obtain them by visiting the recorder’s office in person. You will be required to submit a records request form; this form can be obtained from the recorder’s office or downloaded from the county website. Alternatively, you can call the county recorder at 815-941-3224 and make enquiries relating to public record.

Below is the physical address of the Grundy County Recorder’s Office:

Grundy County Courthouse

111 E. Washington Street, Rooms 10, 11, and 12

Morris, IL 60450

Grundy, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200961,826
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20091,637
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200919
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200998
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20091,194
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009722
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009963
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20094,136
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009396
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,317
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009154
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200913,140
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009277
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009109
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20099,797
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,791
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009416
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20093,604
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20093,962
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009119
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,263
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009389
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20091,309
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200986
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009385
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20097,773
Grundy County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Grundy 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:Grundy County Marriage License
Location:111 East Washington Street, Morris, Illinois, 60450
Phone:815-941-3222

Grundy County Recorder’s Office

Address: 111 E Washington St # 11, Morris, IL 60450, United States

Phone: 815-941-3224

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