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

Stark County, Illinois Overview

Stark County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1839 and named after General Colonel John Stark (August 28, 1728 – May 8, 1822) who served in the American Continental Army during the American Revolutionary War. The county seat is Toulon. As of 2013, the county has a population of 5907. The county has a total area of 288 square miles, 288 square miles of which is land, and 0.3 square miles is water. The county consists of 11 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 61491 recorded as the one with the largest population. Stark County borders the following counties: Bureau County, Illinois to the north; Peoria County, Illinois to the south; Marshall County, Illinois to the east; Knox County, Illinois to the west, and; Henry County, Illinois to the northwest.

Stark County Clerk Information

You can request vital records from the Clerk’s Office with the following fees:

  • Marriage License: $40.00
  • Marriage Certificate $5.00 for first copy + $2.00 each additional copy
  • Birth Certificate $5.00 for first copy + $2.00 each additional copy
  • Death Certificate $9.00 for first copy + $6.00 each additional copy

    Recording Fees:
    First (4) pages: $61.00 first (4) pages + $1.00 each additional page thereafter. To record a document you will need to provide the office with the following:

  • Grantor / Grantee
  • Date
  • Amount if applicable
  • Legal Description
  • P.I.N. #
  • Notary Stamp

    Below is the physical address of the County Clerk and Recorder:
    Linda Pyell – County Clerk & Recorder
    PO Box 97
    130 West Main Street
    Toulon, IL 61483
    Phone: (309) 286-5911
    Court Clerk Information
    The office of the Circuit Clerk keeps the records of court cases. These records include:

  • civil cases – lawsuit, foreclosure, divorce, paternity
  • criminal cases – felonies, misdemeanors
  • traffic, ordinance, conservation violations
  • probate – wills, estates

    While most files are public records, some cases are impounded–not for public view–adoption, juvenile, mental health.

    Judici.com offers an online portal for e-payments/e-plea for Stark County. Other information which can be found in Judici.com include litigant info, criminal charges, dispositions and sentences, civil judgments, fines and fees ordered, balances paid, and payment details, hearing dates, and also case minutes.

    Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:

    Julie Kenney, Circuit Clerk
    PO Box 426, 130 West Main
    Toulon, IL 61483
    Phone (309) 286-5941
    Fax (309) 286-4039
    Office hours: 8:30 AM to 4:30 PM Monday – Friday

    Stark, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
    Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
    Total Ancestries Reported 2005-20097,407
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-2009750
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-200910
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-2009209
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-2009916
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-200925
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-2009194
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-20092
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-20092,116
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-20097
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-2009920
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-200976
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-200934
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-2009106
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-200961
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-200913
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-2009124
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-2009290
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-20090
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-2009556
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-200947
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-20095
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-200963
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-20093
    Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-2009771
    Stark County Marriage License Office
    In order to obtain a marriage license in Stark 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:Stark County Marriage License
    Location:130 West Main Street, Toulon, Illinois, 61483
    Phone:309-286-5911

    Stark County Clerk’s Office
    County Government Office

    Address: 130 W Main St, Toulon, IL 61483, United States
    Phone: 309-286-5911

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