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

Jackson County, Illinois

Jackson County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed on January 10, 1816, and named after President Andrew Jackson. Carbondale, home to the main campus of Southern Illinois University, is the largest and most populous city in the count,y while Murphysboro is the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 60,218 people and a total area of 602 square miles, of which 18 square miles is water and 584 square miles is land. Jackson County borders the following counties: Perry County to the north, Franklin County to the northeast, Williamson County to the east, Union County to the southeast, Perry County, Missouri, to the west, and Randolph County to the northwest.

The Jackson County Clerk/Recorder is responsible for maintaining all records in the county. Some of the records maintained by the clerk’s office include deeds, mortgages, vital records (birth records, marriage records, and death records), releases/satisfactions, lis pendens, liens, military discharges, and plats.

The office of the clerk does not perform property record searches for the public. To obtain copies of recorded documents, you will have to visit the courthouse and perform your own search. All requests for document copies must be made by writing or in person; fax requests are not accepted. You may only request delivery of a document by mail if you know the document number or book and page number of the document you are requesting. When requesting copies of records by mail, you are required to include details of the document, a stamped, self-addressed envelope, and a fee of $0.50 per page. The fee increases to $1.50 per document if you would like copies faxed, and all fees must be paid in advance.

Below is the physical address of the courthouse:

1001 Walnut Street

Murphysboro, IL 62966

Office hours: Monday to Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Jackson, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200966,410
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20093,753
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009310
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009160
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009284
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009294
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009945
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20096,175
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-2009600
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20091,781
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009232
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200915,445
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009197
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009203
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20098,542
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20092,834
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009329
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009434
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20091,497
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200916
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009273
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009971
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20091,197
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200924
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009385
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009876
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-2009186
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-2009115
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009364
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-2009102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200916,709
Jackson County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Jackson 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:Jackson County Marriage License
Location:1001 Walnut Street, Murphysboro, Illinois, 62966
Phone:618-687-7360

Jackson County Clerk’s Office

Address: 1001 Walnut Street Murphysboro, IL 62966

Phone: (618) 687-7360

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