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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