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

Putnam County, Illinois Overview
Putnam County is a county located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1825. Named after Israel Putnam, the county seat is Hennepin and it has a population of 5801 as of 2013. The county has a total area of 172 square miles, with its land area encompassing 160 square miles, and its water area 12 square miles. The county consists of 9 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61326 recorded as the one with the largest population. Moreover, Putnam County borders the following counties: Marshall County, Illinois to the south; LaSalle County, Illinois to the east, and; Bureau County, Illinois to the northwest.
Putnam County Clerk Information
The County Clerk’s division of local county government is responsible for vital records, county board proceedings, and tax related records as well as voter registration and the conduct of all elections. The Recorder’s division of local county government administers the recording of legal land record documents such as deeds, mortgages, releases, assignments, liens, and plats of survey. The division also records and maintains the files of military discharge papers.

To retrieve a certified copy of a vital record, you need to enclose a self addressed, stamped #10 envelope for the return of document. The vital records can be requested through an FOIA request, if you are qualified to receive the record. Other documents which can be requested from their office are land records; voter registration records; election records; accounts payable records; county board records; assumed name records; notary public records; statements of economic interest; campaign disclosure records (D-2’s); tax extension records; delinquent tax listings; budgets, levies for tax districts; liquor licenses; military discharge records (DD Form 214’s); IMRF records, uniform commercial code records. A sample request form is available for download in their website.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk and Recorder:
Daniel S. Kuhn, County Clerk & Recorder
120 N. Fourth Street
P.O. Box 236
Hennepin, Illinois 61327
Phone: 815-925-7129
Court Clerk Information
The Putnam County Circuit Clerk has partnered with Judici to provide remote access to court records. You can access public court records and case information by searching them up in Judici.
Traffic and other court related payments can also be done online through GovPayNet. A link to the Putnam County section is provided.

Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:
Cathy Oliveri
County Circuit Court Clerk
120 N. Fourth Street P.O. Box 207
Hennepin, Illinois 61327
P: 815-925-7016

Putnam, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20097,907
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009306
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20097
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-20095
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20096
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200970
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-200972
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009534
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009157
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-200912
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,573
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-200929
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-200914
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009792
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-2009968
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200988
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009133
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-2009704
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200929
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-200954
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009104
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-2009102
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20090
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009248
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20093
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200910
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200915
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009646
Putnam County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Putnam 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:Putnam County Marriage License
Location:120 North 4th Street, Hennepin, Illinois, 61327
Phone:815-925-7129

Putnam County Clerk Office
County Government Office

Address: 120 N 4th St, Hennepin, IL 61327, United States

Phone: 815-925-7129

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