Logan County Clerk and Recorder
Logan County Courthouse
601 Broadway St.
Lincoln, IL 62656
(217) 7326064 (fax)
The County Clerk has many roles in Logan County Government. The County Clerk is the Clerk of the County Board, keeper of vital statistics, marriage licenses, notaries, tax extensions, delinquent taxes, assumed names and elections.
The County Clerk also serves as the County Recorder. It is the responsibility of the recorder to make record of all deeds and instruments of title of property in Logan County.
Vital Statistics are birth, death and marriage certificates. Birth certificates may only be obtained by the mother or father on the birth record, legal guardian or by the child if 18 years of age. Photo id is required to obtain a birth record. Birth records begin in our office at the year 1878. Genealogical birth records may be obtained if the record is more than 75 years old.
Death Certificates begin in our office at the year 1878. Death Certificates may be obtained by any party with a legitimate interest. Genealogical death records must be on file at least 20 years before release.
Marriage records date back to 1857. A certified copy may be obtained by either the bride or the groom. Genealogical copies may be given if the marriage record has been on file for longer than 50 years.
**Please note: Absolutely no information can be given over the telephone regarding Vital Records. Under Illinois State Law (410 ILCS 535-Vital Records Act) only specific individuals have legal access to birth, death or marriage certificates. The Logan County Clerk’s Office will issue certificates to authorized individuals only. To do otherwise is a violation of Illinois Law. Vital Records are not considered public information, nor are they subject to the Freedom of Information Act.
Fees are as follows effective July 1st, 2012:
Helpful link for Illinois Vital Statistics: http://www.idph.state.il.us/vitalrecords
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 Thomas M. Harris, Jr. 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 Circuit Judge Thomas M. Harris, Jr. 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 2011 Logan County Reference and Yearbook is now available for viewing/printing