Ford County, Illinois Courthouse

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Ford County Courthouse 200 West State Street Paxton, IL 60957

Circuit Court Clerk


Phone: 217 379-9420
Fax: 217 379-9429

Office Hours: 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM

Typical records kept:

  • Probate Records (all types)
  • Civil and Criminal records
  • Tax Records

County Clerk


Phone: 217 379-9400
Fax: 217 379-9409

Office Hours: 8:30 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Records kept:

  • Deeds, all real estate-related documents
  • Birth Certificates
  • Marriage Certificates
  • Death Certificates
  • Voting Registers

Note: Also, click "Public Records", to get to Genealogy section.

Illinois Regional Archives Depository


The State Archives administers a system of Illinois Regional Archives Depositories (IRAD) to manage the archival records of local governments. Local governments which have transferred records to the regional depositories include counties, townships, municipalities and school districts. (source: Illinois State Archives)

IRAD Depository
Illinois State University (ISU)

Illinois Regional Archives Depository
Illinois State University
2016 Warehouse Road
Campus Box 1520
Normal, IL 61790-1520
Telephone: (309) 452-6027

Monday – Friday, except state holidays 9:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.; 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

    • NOTE: Regional depositories are staffed by graduate student interns. Because of class scheduling conflicts, hours may vary somewhat from the above schedule. Researchers are urged to call before planning a visit to a depository.
    • NOTE: Mail requests should be sent to the address above. However, the depository is located in the old Williams Hall building. Visitors unfamiliar with the Illinois State University campus may wish to call the depository for directions.