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

Tazewell County, Illinois

Tazewell County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1827 out of Peoria County and named after Littleton Tazewell, who was serving in the U.S. Senate, and who became Governor of Virginia in 1834. Pekin is the largest city in the county and also the county seat; other cities in the county include Delavan, East Peoria, Morton, and Washington. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 135,394 people and a total area of 658 square miles, of which 649 square miles is land and 9.0 square miles is water. Tazewell County borders the following counties: Woodford County to the north, McLean County to the east, Logan County to the south, Mason County to the southwest, Fulton County to the west, and Peoria County to the northwest.

The Tazewell County Clerk, Recorder’s Office, is the repository for many types of documents. State statutes require that all documents recorded by the office be maintained and kept forever, and that they are kept in a medium that is in accordance with the standards set in the Illinois Archival Standards Statutes. Among the documents accepted for recordation by the clerk’s office are: real estate and land records (mortgages, trust deeds, assignments of mortgages, plats, subdivisions, surveys, contract for deeds, release deeds, monument records, and Uniform Commercial Code), liens (federal, state, and child support), uniform commercial code (financing statement, amendments, and terminations), and miscellaneous (veteran’s discharges, corporations papers, foreign birth certificates, powers of attorney, and bills of sale).

These records can be accessed by the public through doing a background check online or by visiting the clerk’s office in person during office hours. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the Tazewell County Clerk Website. The fee for each document search for vital statistics records is $5.00. If the record dates prior to 1916, an uncertified copy can be issued without further cost. If your request is for a certified document, the fee will be as follows:  birth, marriage, & civil union certificates $14 first copy and $11 each additional copy of same record; death certificates $18 first copy and $15 each additional copy of same record. The other way to access public records is by visiting the clerk’s office in person at:

McKenzie Building

11 S. 4th Street, 2nd Fl.

Suite 203

(Recorders Suite 124)

Pekin, IL 61554

Tazewell, IL Genealogy and Ancestry Records
Source: U.S. Census Bureau, USA Counties Data File Downloads
Total Ancestries Reported 2005-2009150,695
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - United States or American - 2005-200920,743
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Arab - 2005-2009661
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - British - 2005-2009292
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Czech - 2005-2009562
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Danish - 2005-2009499
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Dutch - 2005-20092,842
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - English - 2005-200915,925
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - European - 2005-20091,083
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French (except Basque) - 2005-20094,851
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - French Canadian - 2005-2009298
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - German - 2005-200947,108
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Greek - 2005-2009230
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Hungarian - 2005-2009359
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Irish - 2005-200917,662
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Italian - 2005-20095,596
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Lithuanian - 2005-2009410
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Norwegian - 2005-20091,649
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Polish - 2005-20092,622
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Portuguese - 2005-200990
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Russian - 2005-2009461
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scotch-Irish - 2005-20092,608
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Scottish - 2005-20092,750
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Slovak - 2005-200964
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Subsaharan African - 2005-2009145
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swedish - 2005-20092,723
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Swiss - 2005-20091,237
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Ukrainian - 2005-200993
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Welsh - 2005-2009585
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - West Indian (excluding Hispanic groups) - 2005-200942
Persons Reporting Total Ancestry As - Other Groups - 2005-200914,701
Tazewell County Marriage License Office
In order to obtain a marriage license in Tazewell 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:Tazewell County Marriage License
Location:11 S. 4Th Street, 2Nd Fl., Suite 203 (Recorders Suite 124, Pekin, Illinois, 61554
Phone:309-477-2264

Tazewell County Clerk’s Office
County Government Office

Address: 11 S 4th St #203, Pekin, IL 61554, United States
Phone: 309-477-2264

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