County Clerk

Pete Duncan Macoupin County Clerk
Vital Records

Macoupin County was founded in 1829 and shortly thereafter, Tristrim P. Hoxey was elected the first County Clerk. Since then, there have been 27 County Clerks, each responsible for holding the County’s vital records in their custody. The County Clerk has made sure these documents have been protected for the individuals at the time of filing, but also for their families who later wish to see where their ancestors came from.  

Macoupin’s current County Clerk, Pete Duncan, has worked with the County Clerk’s staff to make sure these treasured records are protected for history but still available for viewing today. Use the links below to find out more information about all the different types of vital records.

 

Birth Certificates

Births that occurred in Macoupin County are on file in the County Clerk’s office.

$15 for a certified copy. Additional copies of the same record cost $4 each.

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Marriage Certificates

After a marriage ceremony takes place, the officiant files the marriage license with the Macoupin County Clerk, and then and a copy of the marriage certificate may be purchased.

$15 for a certified copy. Additional copies of the same record cost $4 each. 

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Death Certificates

Under state law, you may legally obtain a copy of a death certificate if you are next of kin or can prove a financial interest in an individual's death.

$17 for a certified copy. Additional copies of the same record cost $6 each. 

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Civil Union Certificates

After a civil union ceremony takes place, the officiant files the civil union license with Macoupin County Clerk, and then a copy of the civil union certificate may be purchased.

$15 for a certified copy. Additional copies of the same record cost $4 each. 

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Marriage Licenses

Before getting married in Macoupin County, a couple must obtain a marriage license from the Macoupin County Clerk's office.

$75 is the application fee.

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Civil Union Licenses

Before formulizing a union in Macoupin County, a couple must obtain a marriage license from the Macoupin County Clerk's office.

$75 is the application fee.

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Marriage Equality

Illinois law, effective June 1, 2014, allows for same sex couples to apply for marriage licenses.

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Genealogy Research

The Macoupin County Clerk’s office provides non-certified copies of all vital records for genealogical research that are eligible.

$5 for a genealogical copy.

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