County Clerk & Recorder/FOIA Officer

The Fayette County Clerk and Recorder's Office is responsible for:
  • Assumed names
  • Budgets and tax levees from local entities
  • Land Record Recordings (deeds, mortgages, surveys, etc.)
  • Certificates of taxes paid
  • Issuing marriage licenses
  • Maintaining birth, death and marriage records
  • Military discharges
  • Statements of economic interests
  • Elections

Voter Registration


The office also administers voter registration and all election proceedings, preparing official proceedings and retaining of the minutes for the County Board, the commissioning of notary publics and maintains land records including deeds, mortgages, liens, assignments, releases and documents pertaining to corporations.

Records


For those interested in genealogy, our records for birth and deaths begin at 1877, and our marriages begin at 1821.  
  • Genealogy search fee is $10, per name. Genealogy copies $6 each.
  • Certified Death Certificates are $19 for the 1st copy, and $10 for each additional copy.
  • Certified Birth Certificates are $15 for the 1st copy, and $6 for each additional copy.
  • Marriage Licenses are $50 - For more information about what is required for application of a marriage license, please call our office.

Land Record Recordings

Our land records are open for public viewing in our office.  Records as old as the 1800's can be found in our archives.  The land records, beginning October 1, 2004, to present, can be viewed and printed online by accessing https://esearch.cichosting.com  Please be aware that you must enter a credit card before viewing, but will only be charged if you print.

If you would like to become a subscriber for these services you can visit, https://il1193.cichosting.com/rap/registerlogin.aspx.  A flat monthly or yearly fee will be charged, with a limited number of copies allowed.

​eRecording

Fayette County is now participating in eRecording.  This is a simple and easy way to file all your documents without the hassle.  To begin eRecording you can visit, www.erecording.com.  For all questions or inquiries please call or email CSC at the following:  erecording@cscglobal.com or (866) 652-0111 toll free.

Disclaimer


We appreciate your interest in the Fayette County Clerk and Recorder's Office, and would like to remind you that our newer vital records are not open to the public and we are not allowed to give legal advice about the recording of land documents, and suggest that you contact an attorney, abstract company, or title company.

Notice of Foreclosures


Notice of Foreclosure copies required to be provided to the County of Fayette under Public Act 96-856 pursuant to 735 ILCS 5/15-1503(b), may be sent to:
Fayette County Clerk
P.O. Box 401
Vandalia, IL 62471