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.


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.
  • Certified copies of vital records are $7 for the 1st copy, and $4 for each additional copy.
  • Marriage Licenses are $35 - 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  Please be aware that you must enter a credit card before viewing, but will only be charged if you print.


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