Logan County Clerk and Recorder
Logan County Courthouse
601 Broadway St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 7326064 (fax)
Welcome to the office of the Logan County Clerk and Recorder. The County Clerk has many roles in Logan County Government. The County Clerk is the keeper of the official seal of the County, Clerk of the County Board, keeper of vital statistics, marriage licenses, assumed names, tax extensions, delinquent taxes and the Logan County Election Authority. Here you will find forms and suggestions for obtaining documents that may help in your search for information in Logan County.
The County Clerk also serves as the County Recorder. This website provides information on recording fees, plat act and school district affidavits, Property Fraud Alert and On-Line Land Records Search. We look forward to serving you and hope that this website is a helpful tool in your research online.
To request a copy of a birth, death, marriage or DD214 record, please download and fill out the following forms:
Marriages licenses may be obtained from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Office of the County Clerk. The license may be used the following day and expires after 60 days. The couple should be marrying in Logan County. You are no longer required to get a blood test when obtaining your marriage license. You must be at least 18 years of age. If you are under 18, both of your parents must be present when getting your license. It is necessary for both parties to come in to the office to fill out the marriage license application. Civil ceremonies may be conducted for a $10.00 fee by Judge William Yoder at 732-7013.
Marriage License fees are $50.00.
Effective December 8, 2008, any individuals making an application for a marriage license in the County of Logan must provide identification with the name and date of birth of the applicant.
Civil Union is a legal relationship granted by the State of Illinois. Licenses are issued by the County Clerk and are only valid in the county where it was issued. Licenses may be obtained from 8:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. at the Office of the County Clerk. The license may be used the following day and expires after 60 days. You must be at least 18 years of age and present identification such as a driver’s license or state id. It is necessary for both parties to come in to the office to fill out the civil union license application. Civil ceremonies may be conducted by a person legally authorized to perform civil unions in Illinois. A ceremony may also be scheduled with Judge William Yoder by contacting his office at 732-7013.
Civil Union fees are $50.00.
You may contact the Office of the County Clerk to receive your notary if you have already applied through the Secretary of State. Applications for Notaries must first be made through the Secretary of State. Our office will notify you upon its arrival and you may come in to make your signature or request it by mail. If you are requesting by mail, send a letter of request, a check for $10.00 payable to the Logan County Clerk, and a sample of your signature.
Please visit the Illinois Secretary of State's Home Page for more information.
Fees for Notaries:
The County Clerk is responsible for providing county liquor licenses, receipting all county money, paying most county bills, sending out meeting schedules for the county board, setting the agenda for adjourned county board meetings, and statements of economic interest.
The Office of the County Clerk is responsible for the extension of property tax. Tax levies from all taxing bodies in Logan County are filed in our office and available for viewing.
Delinquent taxes sold in Logan County tax sales must be redeemed in the Office of the County Clerk. It is necessary to call our office to be assured of the exact amount of payment. Payment must be made in cash, certified check or money order.
How do I obtain an assumed business name or DBA?
The procedure for filing a certificate of Assumed Business Name is as follows:
The Office of the County Clerk conducts all elections in Logan County. Logan County has 18,784 registered voters and 29 precincts.
Am I Registered to Vote?
You may register to vote in the Office of the County Clerk, with a Deputy Registrar, or when receiving services at the Driver's License Facility. It is necessary to provide two forms of identification when registering. One form must have your current address. You must be at least 18 years of age to register or will attain that age by the next election.
For election dates, forms, links, etc, please click here to go the Election Information page.
Freedom of Information Act Requests (FOIA)
Logan County Reference and Yearbook
Every two years the County Clerk's Office publishes a reference and yearbook of all government officials that are elected or appointed in Logan County.
The 2013 Logan County Reference and Yearbook is now available for viewing/printing