Search Public Records in St. Clair County, IL. Results May Include: Marriage and Divorce Records, Criminal Records, Birth and Death Records, Probate Documents, Land Records, Arrests, Addresses, Liens and Judgments.
St. Clair County is located in the state of Illinois. The county was formed in 1790 before the state of Illinois was established, making it the oldest county in Illinois. The county was established by proclamation of Arthur St. Clair, first governor of the Northwest Territory, who named it after himself. Belleville is the largest city in the county and also the county seat. According to the U.S. Census Bureau, the county has a population of approximately 270,056 people, making it the 8th most populous county in Illinois and the most populous in the southern portion of the state. It has a total area of 674 square miles, of which 16 square miles is water and 658 square miles is land,St. Clair County borders the following counties: Madison County to the north; Clinton County to the northeast; Washington County to the east; Randolph County to the south; Monroe County to the southwest; the city of St. Louis and St. Louis County, Missouri to the west, across the Mississippi River.
The St. Clair County Clerk serves as the Chief Clerk for the St. Clair County Board and the official record keeper for all matters relating to county government. All vital records, including birth records, death records, and marriage records, are maintained by the County Clerk. In addition to maintaining all records for the county, the county clerk is responsible for running elections, issuing liquor licenses and marriage licenses, and receiving delinquent taxes.
Records maintained by the county clerk can be obtained by visiting the clerk’s office in person at #10 Public Square, 2nd Floor, Belleville, IL 62220. Office hours are Monday through Friday, 8:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m. You will be required to present a records request form containing specific details about the records you are requesting. Alternatively, you can do a background check online. To do a public records search online, you will have to visit the St. Clair County Clerk Website. While on the website, remember to view the fee schedule applicable when requesting public records.
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