Sally Litterly Logan County Clerk and Recorder
Logan County Courthouse
601 Broadway St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 732–4148
(217) 732–6064 (fax)

Welcome

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.

Forms

To request a copy of a birth, death, marriage or DD214 record, please download and fill out the following forms:

Marriage Licenses

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 Unions

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.

Notaries

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:

  • Notary Fee: $1.00
  • In Person: $10.00
  • By Mail: $15.00

Additional Services

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.

Tax Extension

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

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.

Assumed Name

How do I obtain an assumed business name or DBA?

The procedure for filing a certificate of Assumed Business Name is as follows:

  • Fill out the attached form here which includes: the type of business to be conducted, business name, business address (Not a P.O. Box, must be a physical location) and the names and home addresses of the persons doing business. The persons doing business must sign (not print) their names in the middle of the form, above the section to be filled out by a notary. These signatures must be notarized.
  • Return the form to the Clerk's Office.
  • The fee for filing is $10.00. The publication fees with newspapers vary.
  • The Clerk's Office will issue you a notice for you to take to any newspaper in Logan County which has a legal notice section. The notice must be published once a week for three consecutive weeks. The first publication must appear within 15 days from the date the certificate is filed.
  • After our office is in receipt of the original certificate of publication from the respective newspaper, we will send you a copy along with a Certificate of Ownership of Business.
  • Certification of Registration will be considered VOID if the publication is not paid for and the certificate is not returned to the county clerk’s office within 50 days.
  • If you have a corporate, incorporated or limited business, you must file at the Office of the Secretary of State in Springfield, Illinois.

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Elections

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 can check your voter registration status on-line by visiting the Illinois State Board of Elections at: http://www.elections.state.il.us/VotingInformation/RegistrationLookup.aspx

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.

Raffle Requests

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