Adams County, Illinois Courthouse

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United States Gotoarrow.png Illinois Gotoarrow.png Adams County Gotoarrow.png Courthouse

First courthouse
2nd courthouse, destroyed in fire 1875, 3rd courthouse
Current courthouse


Circuit Clerk and County Clerk's offices are located at separate addresses

Disasters: Some records lost or damaged in a fire on December 9, 1835. Second courthouse was destroyed by fire January 9, 1875. Third Courthouse was damaged beyond repair by a tornado that roared thru Quincy April 12, 1945. (Source:

Circuit Court Clerk

521 Vermont St
Quincy, IL 62301


Phone: (217) 277-2100
Fax: (217) 277-2116

Typical records kept:

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

County Clerk

507 Vermont St
Quincy, IL 62301


Phone: (217) 277-2150
Fax: (217) 277-2155

Hours: 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m., Monday through Friday

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 Regional Archives Depository
University Library
Western Illinois University
1 University Circle
Macomb, IL 61455
Telephone: (309) 298-2716

Hours: Monday – Friday, except state holidays
8:00 a.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.