Marshall County
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Marshall County Clerk and Recorder

122 N Prairie St
PO Box 328
Lacon IL 61540
Phone: (309) 246-6325
Fax: (309) 246-3667
Office Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. Weekdays

Although reporting births was not required by law until 1916, the County Clerk has birth records dating back to 1867. Genealogical birth records may be obtained if the record is at least 75 years old.

To send for a copy of a birth record, mail a copy of your driver's license, the baby's name, the date of birth, and the reason why you want the record. There is a $7 fee for the first copy, plus $4 each additional copy. Also, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Although reporting marriages was not required by law until 1916, the County Clerk has marriage records dating back to 1839. The marriage must have been at least 50 years ago for the recorded information to be released. There is a $7 fee for the first copy, plus $4 each additional copy.

Although reporting deaths was not required by law until 1916, the County Clerk has death records dating back to 1877. The death must have occurred at least 20 years ago before the recorded information will be released.

To send for a copy of a death record, mail a copy of your driver's license, the deceased's name, the date of death, and the reason why you want the record. There is a $9 fee for the first copy, plus $6 each additional copy. Also, include a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

To request a copy in-person, visit the courthouse during the office hours Monday through Friday.

Land records are available from this office, but it may be necessary to personally take the legal description to the office to get copies of the land records from them.

Marshall County Circuit Clerk

122 N Prairie St
PO Box 328
Lacon, IL 61540
Phone: (309) 246-6435

The Marshall Circuit Clerk office has court records since 1850. You can request a search by mailing $6 per person per year and a self-addressed, stamped envelope.

Obtaining Probate Records

You can search for various types of court records, including wills, by visiting the office of the Circuit Clerk at the Marshall County Courthouse, 122 N Prairie Street, Lacon. They have records since 1850. You can request a search by mailing $6 per person per year and a self-addressed, stamped envelope to
    Circuit Clerk
    Marshall County Courthouse
    PO Box 328
    Lacon, IL 61540


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