Effingham County, Illinois Courthouse

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

Circuit Court Clerk

120 W. Jefferson Avenue, Suite 101
P.O. Box 586
Effingham, Illinois 62401
(217) 342-4065

E-mail: circuitclerk@co.effingham.il.us

Typical records kept:

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

County Clerk

County Clerk and Recorder
P.O. Box 628
Effingham, Illinois 62401
(217) 342-6535

E-mail: countyclerk@co.effingham.il.us

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


Effingham County Fact Sheet

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
Booth Library
Eastern Illinois University
600 Lincoln Avenue
Charleston, IL 61920
Telephone: (217) 581-6093

Hours: 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.