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

Menard County, Illinois Overview

Menard County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1839. Named after Pierre Menard, the first lieutenant governor of Illinois, the county seat is Petersburg and it has a population of 12607 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 315 square miles, with its land area encompassing 314 square miles, and its water area 1 square mile. The county consists of 7 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62675 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Menard County borders the following counties: Mason County, Illinois to the north; Sangamon County, Illinois to the south; Logan County, Illinois to the east; Cass County, Illinois to the west.

Menard County Clerk Information

The Recorder’s Office handles various matters that include: deeds, mortgages, liens, etc., payroll and accounts payable, hunting and fishing licenses, raffle licenses, assumed name applications, elections and genealogy.

A request form for vital records is available for download at the County Clerk’s website. Birth records requests require the full name of the person whose birth record is requested, relationship of requestor to the record owner, date of birth, county, as well as parents’ names. Death records and marriage records requests require similar information.

An interactive GIS map is also available in the Supervisor of Assessments’ Website. You can do a parcel search on the map, and toggle among map layers.

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

Patricia Duncheon, County Clerk
102 South Seventh Street
PO Box 465
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
1st Floor, Menard County Courthouse
Phone: (217) 632-3201
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Court Clerk Information

The Office of the Circuit Clerk files all new court cases; anything that goes through the court system. You may also access old records in the office, dating back to 1839. The Circuit Clerk’s Office also handles orders of protection in domestic violence cases and has a part time advocate to work with women and families in need. The office staff can handle all inquiries from the public, except those involving adoption and juvenile records which are confidential. Computerized records go back to 1994. Anything prior to that will require a physical search of printed records. The office also performs criminal background checks in response to written inquiries, fax inquiries or those who come to the office in person.

The Menard County Circuit Clerk has partnered with Judici to provide remote access to court records. You can search court records and case information in Judici’s website, which requires an account.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

Penny Hoke, Circuit Clerk
102 South Seventh Street
PO Box 466
Petersburg, Illinois 62675
2nd Floor, Menard County Courthouse
Phone: (217) 632-2615
Office Hours: Monday – Friday, 8:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Menard, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-200915,086
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-20092,386
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-200923
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200960
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-200966
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200955
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009662
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-20091,553
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200998
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009300
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200932
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20094,270
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200917
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200969
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-20091,978
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009342
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200918
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009122
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009270
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200934
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200928
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009345
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009342
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200911
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009234
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200950
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20092
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009101
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-20091,425
Menard County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Menard 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:Menard County Marriage License
Location:102 South 7Th Street, Po Box 465 County Courthouse, Petersburg, Illinois, 62675
Phone:217-632-3201

Menard County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 102 S 7th St, Petersburg, IL 62675, United States

Phone: 217-632-2415

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