Stephenson County Records

Search for Stephenson County IL county records. County records include birth certificates, death certificates, marriage records, marriage licenses, divorce records, property tax records, property ownership, historical records, genealogical research, property titles, property deeds, county maps, county taxes, county zones, school boundaries, and more.


Clerk Offices in Stephenson County Illinois are responsible for maintaining important records for a county or local area, including multiple types of Stephenson County records. These include vital records such as birth certificates, marriage records, divorce records, and death certificates, which can be useful for proving identity or for conducting genealogical research in Stephenson County. They may also keep documents related to Stephenson County property ownership and property taxes, including title deeds, tax assessments, property appraisals, and property sale records. The Stephenson County Clerk is one of the best places to find all types of county records, which may be available online.

Stephenson County Clerk Freeport IL 15 North Galena Avenue 61032 815-235-8289


Historical Societies in Stephenson County Illinois are usually organized around a particular area, a group of people, or a historical event, and they preserve documents that have historic value. Stephenson County Historical Societies may maintain a range of documents on individuals from that area, including Stephenson County vital records such as birth and death certificates, marriage announcements, and other records that can help with Stephenson County genealogical research. They may also have photographs, historical maps, historical laws, and other records for their location and the people who lived there. Historical Societies may provide online access to their Stephenson County public records.

Cedarville Area Historical Society Freeport IL 450 2nd Street 61032 815-563-4202

Lena Area Historical Society Lena IL 428 West Grove Street 61048 815-233-2545

Stephenson County Historical Society Freeport IL 1440 South Carrol Avenue 61032 815-232-8419


Town and City Halls in Stephenson County Illinois are responsible for providing municipal services for their locality. As part of this job, they may store important county records, including Stephenson County vital records such as birth certificates, marriage license records, divorce records, and death certificates. These can be used as proof of identity, in applications for government services, or for performing genealogical research. The Town or City Hall in Stephenson County may also keep documents on property ownership, property taxes and tax assessments, and maps for their jurisdiction that include zones, property boundaries, and school boundaries. Town and City Halls often make county records available online.

Freeport City Hall Freeport IL 230 West Stephenson Street 61032 815-235-8205

Winslow Town Hall Winslow IL 501 School Street 61089 815-367-2655


Archives in Stephenson County Illinois preserve historically significant documents, which can include a number of county records, such as historical birth certificates and death certificates, as well as marriage and divorce records which can be useful when performing Stephenson County genealogical research. Stephenson County Archives may also contain photographs, historical maps, personal documents, and other historical records about a specific location and the people who lived there. They may also hold historic newspapers that contain Stephenson County public records. Some Archives keep documents that date back to the seventeenth century, and they may provide online access to their records.

Freeport Records Archive Freeport IL 320 West Exchange Street 61032 815-235-8222


Assessor Offices in Stephenson County Illinois determine the appraisal value of the taxable property within a county or local jurisdiction, which is used to assess the property taxes owed by Stephenson County residents. Stephenson County Assessors also keep a number of property-related documents, including records on property tax assessments, property appraisals, tax liens, foreclosures, and property tax payments. These Stephenson County public records include information about current and former owners of a property, the property's size and location, zones and use regulations, and transfers of the property ownership. Assessors may make county records available through their website.

Stephenson County Assessor's Office Freeport IL 50 West Douglas Street 61032 815-235-8260


Recorders of Deeds in Stephenson County Illinois keep a range of real estate ownership documents for a county or local government as part of their job to ensure the accuracy of property, land, and Stephenson County property tax records. The Stephenson County Recorder's Office has county records on property ownership, transfers of property including deeds and titles, and property tax records such as property appraisals, Stephenson County tax assessments, and tax liens or foreclosures. These documents contain information about the previous and current property owners, descriptions of the property, and Stephenson County property sales. Recorders of Deeds may provide online access to their county records.

Stephenson County Recorder of Deeds Freeport IL 50 West Douglas Street 61032 815-235-8289


Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices in Stephenson County Illinois are responsible for collecting local taxes and disbursing the funds. This can include Stephenson County property taxes, business taxes, and other county or local taxes. Stephenson County Treasurer and Tax Collectors maintain a number of property-related county records, including Stephenson County property tax assessments, property appraisals, property ownership records, and any tax liens or foreclosures. They may also maintain Stephenson County public records on property transfers and sales, including titles and deeds, which list the former and current owners as well as information on the property itself. Treasurer and Tax Collector Offices may provide online access to their county records.

Stephenson County Treasurer's Office Freeport IL 50 West Douglas Street 61032 815-235-8264