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Lance Meisenheimer
County Clerk

309 West Mar­ket Street, Room 116
Jones­boro, Illi­nois 62952

Phone: 618–833-5711
Fax: 618–833-8712

Office Hours: Mon­day-Fri­day, 8:00 a.m.-4:00 p.m.


Duties & Responsibilities

The Union Coun­ty Clerk serves as ex-offi­cio Clerk of the Coun­ty Board. The Coun­ty Clerk records coun­ty board meet­ing min­utes, res­o­lu­tions and ordi­nances, pub­li­cizes Coun­ty Board meet­ings, issues Coun­ty licens­es, main­tains records and issues cer­tifi­cates of vital sta­tis­tics, reg­is­ters vot­ers, con­ducts elec­tions, files cam­paign dis­clo­sure and state­ments of eco­nom­ic inter­est, reg­is­ters notary publics, and reg­is­ters assumed busi­ness names. The Coun­ty Clerk is respon­si­ble for record­ing and main­tain­ing per­ma­nent, pub­lic record of all real estate trans­ac­tions in Union Coun­ty. Land records in this office date from 1818 to the present and vital records date from 1878 to present. It is the respon­si­bil­i­ty of the Coun­ty Clerk to serve the pub­lic and uphold the law by fol­low­ing the applic­a­ble statutes of the State of Illi­nois.


Property Fraud

Accord­ing to the FBI, Prop­er­ty and Mort­gage Fraud is the fastest grow­ing white-col­lar crime. It can be as sim­ple as some­one record­ing a fraud­u­lent doc­u­ment in the Coun­ty Land Records office, mak­ing it look as though they now own your home or prop­er­ty.

To address these con­cerns, your Union Coun­ty Land Records office has teamed up to cre­ate a noti­fi­ca­tion ser­vice that will help you com­bat the effects of Land fraud and oth­er sim­i­lar fraud­u­lent activ­i­ties. Click below for more infor­ma­tion.

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