Lookup Public Records in Mercer County, Illinois. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Mercer County, Illinois Overview
Mercer County is located in the state of Illinois. Named after Hugh Mercer (1726–1777), a physician and general during the American Revolution who died from wounds suffered at the Battle of Princeton, the county was formed in January 13, 1825 and its county seat is Aledo. The county has a total population of 16178, as of 2013, with its area spanning 569 square miles (land area being 561 square miles, while water area being 7.5 square miles). The county consists of 15 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61231 recorded as the one with the largest population. Mercer County borders the following counties: Rock Island County, Illinois to the north; Warren County and Henderson County, Illinois to the south; Henry County, Illinois to the east; Louisa County, Iowa to the west; Des Moines County, Iowa to the southwest, and; Knox County, Illinois to the southeast.
Mercer County Clerk Information
For vital record requests, the County Clerk requires a copy of your photo ID for certified copies, a written request accompanied with a signature and address, and proof of relationship in the written request (simply state your relationship to the person whose document you are requesting). You may send your request by mail accompanied by payment for fees. Birth records requests require the full name of descendant (if possible), date of birth or a range of years to search by, and parents’ names; death records and marriage records requests require the two former information.
Public records can also be requested, as mandated by the Freedom of Information Act. A general form is provided for download.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk:
Sara Blaser, County Clerk
PO Box 66
Aledo, IL 61231
Phone: (309) 582-7021
Recorder’s Phone: (309) 582-1137
Fax: (309) 582-7022
Court Clerk Information
The Circuit Clerk (Clerk of the Court) is the administrative arm of the County Court System. The Circuit Clerk’s office is “the keeper of the official record for each and every case brought before the court.” The office collects and disperses all monies owed to the court by defendants and filing fees from civil litigants.
The Mercer County Circuit Clerk has partnered with Judici to provide remote access to their court records. You can proceed to Judici and be able to search public court records and case information.
Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:
Kristin Relander, Circuit Clerk
100 S.E. 3rd Street
Phone: (309) 582-7122
Hours: 8am to 4pm Monday thru Friday (open during lunch hour)
|Mercer County Marriage License Office|
In order to obtain a marriage license in Mercer 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:||Mercer County Marriage License|
|Location:||Po Box 66, Aledo, Illinois, 61231|
Mercer County Clerk’s Office
Address: 100 SE 3rd St, Aledo, IL 61231, United States
Phone: (309) 582-7021