Lookup Public Records in Williamson County, Illinois. Including Vital Birth and Death Records, Deeds, Probate, Property Records, Mortgages, Liens, Judgments, Marriage Licenses, Voter Registrar, Payroll, Military Discharges.
Williamson County, Illinois Overview
Williamson County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1839 and named after Williamson County, Tennessee. The county seat is Marion. As of 2010, the county has a population of 66,357. The county has a total area of 444 square miles, 420 square miles of which is land, and 24 square miles is water. The county consists of 20 ZIP codes, with ZIP code 62959 recorded as the one with the largest population. Williamson County borders the following counties: Franklin County, Illinois to the north; Johnson County, Illinois to the south; Saline County, Illinois to the east; Jackson County, Illinois to the west; Union County, Illinois to the southwest, and; Pope County, Illinois to the southeast.
Williamson County Clerk Information
The duties and responsibilities of the County Clerk are many and varied but essentially, the position can best be described as the clerical arm of Williamson County Government. The main functions of this office include:
- Serving as Clerk to the County Board
- Administering and delivering such services to the general public as issuance of marriage license, commissioning notary publics, among others
- Administering and delivering tax services
- Conducting and administering voter registration services and managing all election proceedings
- Maintaining records of the County’s vital statistics and records including birth, death and marriage certificates and reporting statistics to the State, as required by law. The main responsibility of the Recorder is to record all documents transferring land in order to establish legal ownership and protect rights
- Assisting the public in retrieving, researching, copying and viewing legal documents
- Responsible for the recordation and storage of subdivision plats, land surveys and monument records
Request forms for vital records are available for download in their website. Birth record requests require the following information: your full name, exact name of the person for whom you are seeking the record (or exact name of child on record), date of birth, place of birth, father’s name, mother’s name, and a photocopy of your photo ID (i.e. Driver’s License or Military ID). Death and marriage/civil union record requests will also require similar information.
The Clerk’s office will perform limited searches of real estate records, but does not guarantee searches. For remote access, a subscription-based service provided by Cott Systems can be used, where all information found in the portal is linked directly to each County’s recording or Online Index Books system powered by Cott Systems Inc., including the hosting and management of this portal.
Below is the physical address of the County Clerk and Recorder:
Amanda Barnes, County Clerk and Recorder
407 N Monroe, Suite 119
Marion, Illinois 62959
Office Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.
Court Clerk Information
The Office of the Circuit Clerk maintains the official records for the court system and receives the court documents for filing for both civil and criminal cases. This office is also responsible for entering all court ordered child support and maintaining records of any files actively disbursing payments.
The Williamson 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. You can also pay your fines in Judici.
Below is the physical address of the Circuit Clerk:
Angie Elliott Kochan, Circuit Clerk
200 W. Jefferson, Suite 100
Marion, IL 62959
Phone: (618) 997-1301
Williamson County Clerk’s Office
Address: 407 N. Monroe St, Suite 119 Marion, IL 62959
Phone: 618/998-2110 or 998-2112