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County Clerk & Recorder

Lance Meisenheimer

County Clerk & Recorder

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.


Lare­do is account-based search­ing tool for users who access land-record doc­u­ments on a reg­u­lar basis with sev­er­al sub­scrip­tion pack­ages to choose from. To sign up for a sub­scrip­tion, please con­tact the Union Coun­ty Clerk’s Office at (618)833‑5711 or lmeisenheimer@unioncountyil.gov. If the doc­u­ments need­ed are not avail­able online, please con­sid­er send­ing your request through Offi­cial Records Online (ORO).

Official Records Online

Offi­cial Records Online (ORO) allows the pub­lic to request cer­ti­fied and uncer­ti­fied vital records over the inter­net (birth, death, and mar­riage doc­u­ments). This will be espe­cial­ly help­ful as res­i­dents must have cer­tain vital records in order to obtain a REAL-ID.

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.


Recording Fee:

Standard Flat Fee Size

Legal Flat Fee Size

Subdivision Plats

Additional Lot

Surveys (5 copies)

Certified Real Estate Records Copies

Marriage License

Certified Birth

Each Additional

Certified Death

Each Additional

Certified Marriage

Each Additional

Military Discharge(DD214)

Copies Per Page

Copies after 250 per month

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